Diary July 23, 1916

British Army 18-pounder field gun fires

A British Army 18-pounder field gun fires during the Battle of Pozieres Ridge.

Diary for Sunday, July 23, 1916:

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: Battle of Pozieres Ridge (second phase of Somme battle) begins (until September 3). Anzac Corps captures Pozieres village, XIII Corps recaptures most of Delville Wood.

African Fronts

East Africa: Royal Navy Force occupies Pangani on coast and Mkwaja (July 27). Botha visits Msiha Camp.

Politics

Russo-Rumanian military convention signed at Chantilly, but Rumanian counter-proposal on July 25.

Call of War
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