Diary June 26, 1917

The dying huddled with the dead

The dying huddled with the dead in Falnders’ fields.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, June 26, 1917:

Western Front

Artois: British occupy La Coulotte. In thunderstorm Canadian Corps begins capture of Avion south of Lens (until June 29).
Frankreich: Advance guard of US 1st Division (‘Big Red One’) lands at St Nazaire, France.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Commission Report blames India and India Office most for 1915-16 setbacks (Vincent-Bingley Medical Report, June 27).
Persia­: Russians take Serdesht.


Greece: Venizelos appointed Prime Minister.

Secret War

Germany: Bethmann discusses peace chances with new Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) who sees Kaiser on June 29; Chancellor ready to recognize Belgium under certain conditions.

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