Diary January 7, 1917

Officers of the King's African Rifles

Officers of the King’s African Rifles in the field.

World War One Diary for Sunday, January 7, 1917:

African Fronts

East Africa: Action at Fort Kibala (until January 9): KAR (King’s African Rifles) capture 6 hills as Lettow raises siege.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Maude’s feints begin with shelling of the Hai and Sannaiyat (7th Division trench raids).

Secret War

Arabia: British Arab Bureau reports Baron Oppenheim’s mission at Medina.

Home Fronts

Germany: Pless Crown Council backs unlimited U­-boat war. Kaiser’s civilian cabinet chief diary entry: ‘Finis Germaniae’.
Rumania: ­Michael the Brave War Order created (3 classes).

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