Diary January 6, 1916

King Edward VII sinks

HMS King Edward VII sinking after hitting one of Möwe’s mines.

Diary for Thursday, January 6, 1916:

Sea War

Atlantic: Battleship King Edward VII sunk west of Scapa Flow off Cape Wrath on mine, one of the 252 laid by Möwe. 2 neutral steamers also destroyed but 71 mines cleared by May.
Flanders: 5 Dover Patrol monitors shell German coast batteries without reply.

Western Front

Verdun: Falkenhayn approves Fifth Army attack plan; it entails 10 light railways, concrete bunkers, and plank pathways. Artillery plan ready on January 8.

Southern Fronts

Albania: Rear-admiral Trou­bridge organizes feeding and care of Serb refugees at San Giovanni di Medua (Scutari’s port), leaves in Italian destroyer on January 19-20 having correctly insisted Serb main evacuation takes place farther south.

Call of War
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