Diary November 12, 1916

Portuguese captain

A Portuguese captain in front of his black soldiers.

World War One Diary for Sunday, November 12, 1916:

Eastern Front

Transylvania: Rumanian First Army retreats in Jiu and Aluta Valleys.

Middle East

South Persia: Sykes occupies Shiraz, organises 3,700 South Persian Rifles and 6 guns by December 1.

African Fronts

East Africa: Portuguese troops occupy Lulindi.

Neutrals

Mexico: Count Bernstorff to German Mexico City Minister ‘The Imperial Government would see with the greatest of pleasure the Mexican Government’s consent to … a [U-boat] base in its territory’.

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