Diary November 8, 1916

black sergeant of the German Schutztruppe

Illustration of a black sergeant of the German Schutztruppe in East Africa.

World War One Diary for Wednesday, November 8, 1916:

African Fronts

East Africa: Wahle attacks British Malangali post (until November 12) which is relieved by Murray’s 400 British soldiers.

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: German counter­-attack at Saillisel (slight gains), but French capture whole village (November 11-12).

Sea War

Eastern Atlantic: US SS Colum­bian sunk by U-boat near Cape Finisterre (northwest Spain).

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