Diary June 10, 1916

defeat of Adua

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.

Diary for Saturday, June 10, 1916:

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Eritrea veteran and volunteer General Prestinari killed in command of a militia brigade.
Greece: French occupy Thasos island, northern Aegean, as air base.

Eastern Front

CoS Falkenhayn orders Hindenburg and Ludendorff to send 5 divisions south plus transfer of 4 divisions from Verdun to oppose the Brusilov offensive.

Air War

East Africa: 2 Belgian seaplanes vainly bomb gunboat Graf van Gueten at Kigoma, Lake Tanganyika.

Neutrals

USA: Republicans nominate Charles E Hughes as president candidate.

Home Fronts

New Zealand: Compulsory Service Bill passed.

Call of War
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