Diary July 20, 1917

Turkish troops in Palestine

Turkish troops in Palestine, inspected by Enver Pasha.

World War One Diary for Friday, July 20, 1917:

Middle East

Turkey: Army Group Kommando F formed to control German troops.
Palestine: British 54th Division (over 100 casualties) trench raids southwest of Umbrella Hill causing over 118 casualties and MG and mortar taken.

Western Front

Britain: Cabinet sanctions Haig’s Ypres offensive, provided it is called off if progress is unsatisfactory.

Politics

Serbia: Corfu Declaration, signed by Prime Minister Pasic, Dr Trumbic and Montenegro Committee for National Union, seeks union of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

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