Diary May 26, 1917

group of American soldiers on their arrival in France

A group of American soldiers on their arrival in France.

World War One Diary for Saturday, May 26, 1917:

Western Front

France: FIRST US TROOPS DISEM­BARK (1,308 US soldiers by May 31).
Champagne: Three German counter-attacks fail.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Italian 4th Division occupies ruins of Kostanjevica village but Austrian guns force evacuation. Italians capture 10 guns and reach river Timavo taking 800 PoWs but Hill 28 (Major Randaccio dies in poet D’Annunzio’s arms) not secured (until May 27).

Sea War

Western Mediterranean: British hospital ship Dover Castle (7 lost) sunk by UC-67 (Neumann) off Algeria, but destroyer escort gets wounded off. (Neumann acquitted at June 1921 Leipzig War Crimes Trial on higher orders defence.)

Air War

Channel: Heinkel designed Brandenburg seaplane fighters shoot down a formation of 4 French Navy FBA flying boats.

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