Diary January 8, 1917
World War One Diary for Monday, January 8, 1917:
U-boats, the Kaiser’s last hope.
Germany: Mueller diary ‘The general war situation demands our ultimate weapon’ (unlimited U-boat war). Kaiser so orders Naval Staff on January 9.
Greece: Allied ultimatum to government demands acceptance of December 31, 1916 terms. Greece accepts on January 10.
Rumania: Falkenhayn captures Focsani with 5,500 PoWs and crosses river Putna north and southeast of it on January 9, only to be repelled on January 10.
Mesopotamia: Khalil Pasha moves Sixth Army HQ from Baghdad to 20 miles west of Kut , but refuses to evacuate south bank.