Diary July 12, 1916

Vickers machine-gun

A British medium Vickers machine-gun in July 1916. The crew is using gas masks.

Diary for Wednesday, July 12, 1916:

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British repulse further counter-attacks at Contalmaison.

Air War

Western Front: French ace-to-be Xavier de Sevin scores his first victory over Chamouille (Champagne). RFC 18 Squadron night bombs 8 targets (night 11-12) including La Bassee.

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