Diary July 10, 1916

British supply  convoy Somme

A British supply convoy replenishes the ammunition stocks of an infantry unit on the Somme.

Diary for Monday, July 10, 1916:

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: Very hot weather, no wind. British 38th Division attacks Mametz Wood; most of wood secured until July 11 and finally occupied at noon of July 12 (c.2,400 Germans evacuated it on night July 11-12) by British 62nd Bdrigade of 21st Division. Green Howards of 23rd Division capture remains of Contalmaison village and taking 188 PoWs. German casualties now 40,187 excluding lightly wounded.

Eastern Front

Brusilov offensive: Russians claim 300,000 PoWs since June 4.
Pripet: ­Germans stiffen resistance (reinforced July 11) on Stokhod West bank.

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Alpini battalion fails to take Corno di Vallarsa, 2 Trentino volunteers with it captured, court-martialled and shot by Austrians at Trent.

Middle East

Armenia: Russians retake Mamahatun.

Sea War

Adriatic: Austrian U17 sinks Italian destroyer Impetuoso in Straits of Otranto.
North Sea: ­British freighter Calypso torpedoed.

Call of War
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