Diary June 10, 1916
Diary for Saturday, June 10, 1916:
By 1896 the Italians attempted the first time to conquer Ethiopia from their position Eritrea . This led to the defeat of Adua, the single one of an European colonial power against Africans.
Trentino: Eritrea veteran and volunteer General Prestinari killed in command of a militia brigade.
Greece: French occupy Thasos island, northern Aegean, as air base.
CoS Falkenhayn orders Hindenburg and Ludendorff to send 5 divisions south plus transfer of 4 divisions from Verdun to oppose the Brusilov offensive.
East Africa: 2 Belgian seaplanes vainly bomb gunboat Graf van Gueten at Kigoma, Lake Tanganyika.
USA: Republicans nominate Charles E Hughes as president candidate.
New Zealand: Compulsory Service Bill passed.