Diary June 17, 1916

German soldiers at a funeral

German soldiers at a funeral for fallen at Verdun.

Diary for Saturday, June 17, 1916:

Western Front

Verdun: Germans repulsed at Mort Homme-Thiaumont-Hill 320. French gains on Hill 321, Germans repulsed there on June 18 and 19.

Eastern Front

Brusilov offensive – Bukovina: Lechitski’s XII Corps reoccupies Czernowitz, crosses river Prut to west as Austrians retreat to river Sereth and beyond (June 19).

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Austrian CoS Conrad calls off Trentino offensive.

Air War

Western Front: First French ace Navarre shot down and severely wounded over the Argonne, never flies again. Royal Flying Corps observers engage 73 targets, 30 Anglo­-German air combats (1 German plane crashes).

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