Diary July 24, 1916
Diary for Monday, July 24, 1916:
Belgian provisions in East Africa being brought up. The escort at the right wears the early Force Publique blue uniform.
East Africa: NRFF (1,200 soldiers) defeats Captain Braunschweig’s Southern Detachment at Malangali, drives it towards Iringa. Belgian battalion takes Kasulu.
Battle of the Somme: German counterattacks at High Wood and Guillemont. BEF has advanced 3 1/4 miles on 6-mile front, taken 11,119 PoWs and 56 guns while engaged 16 German divisions (8 drawn into reserve); 2,090 British guns have fired 4.5 million shells.
Sinai: 16,000 Turks advance to within 10 miles of Romani and entrench.
Britain: Record credit (£ 450 millions) voted in House of Commons. Total for 1916-1917 £ 1.05 billon.
Easter Rising: Irish Home Rule debates until July 31.