Diary May 6, 1916

poster for delivering all kinds of metal objects

The Allied blockade makes itself noticeable in Germany: on this poster, the population is asked for delivering of all kinds of metal objects for war production.

Diary for Saturday, May 6, 1916:

Middle East

Mesopotamia – Death march from Kut begins: 2,592 British soldier PoWs (Kurd cavalry regiment escort) start 1,200-mile forced march to Anatolia; reach Ctesiphon on May 14.
Syria­: Djemal Pasha hangs 21 ‘Autonomous Syria’ Arab leaders without trial including a Ottoman senator.

Air War

Western Front: Unfavourable weather reduces flying until May 10 and on May 25.

Call of War
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