Diary June 6, 1917

US military observer on a visit of the Austro-Hungarian lines

US military observer on a visit of the Austro-Hungarian lines on the Eastern Front. Wilson’s attitude toward the Central Powers was not always clear.

World War One Diary for Wednesday, June 6, 1917:

Eastern Front

Russia: General Gutor new C-in-C SW Front (with Dukhonin as CoS who tells Italian officer, June 5, that future offensive ‘could not go far, horses half-starved’) as Brusilov leaves for STAVKA after three speeches.

Western Front

France: Only casualties of French mutinies when 1 killed and 3 wounded by 42nd Regiment machine-gun.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Austrians claim 10,000 PoWs since June 4.

Air War

Western Front: Royal Navy Air Service fighter ace Collishaw in Sopwith Triplane ‘Black Maria’ destroys 3 Albatros fighters in one action, among 16 victories in 27 days of June (awarded DSC).

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