Diary January 25, 1918

General Diaz with a British divisional commander

The new Italian commander-in-chief General Diaz with a British divisional commander on the Piave.

World War One Diary for Friday, January 25, 1918:

Southern Fronts

Piave: British 5th Division relieves Italian VIII Corps (until January 27).

Eastern Front

German Suedarmee disbanded. Rumanians fight Reds at Galatz on Danube.
Russia: Red Commissar of Military Affairs orders sailors to stiffen all detachments sent to the interior.

Middle East

Arabia Battle of Tafila: Lawrence’s 600 Arabs (c.100 casualties) destroy Fakhri Bey’s force (over 200 PoWs, 2 guns, 27 MGs). Turks evacuate Kerak and retreat to Amman, Lawrence later awarded DSO. Turk Fourth Army (Djemal Kuchuk) put under Falkenhayn with German CoS Major Papen.

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