Diary October 14, 1916

Russian infantry in Macedonia

Russian infantry in Macedonia is marching to the front.

World War One Diary for Saturday, October 14, 1916:

Southern Fronts

Macedonia: Allied frontal assault fails to take a single Bulgar trench despite gas shell use; French 1,490 casualties, Russians 600. Sarrail has a final row with
Cordonnier, cables Joffre (October 16) who agrees to recall him (October 19); General Leblois takes over (October 20).

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: French gains south of river on 1 1/4-mile front. British 39th Division finally captures Schwaben Redoubt.

Sea War

Black Sea: Russian submarine captures Turk armed transport Rodosto.
Mediterranean: Royal Navy SNO Malta Rear-Admiral Ballard proposes ‘three convoys per week system’ to Admiralty who study it, but French C-in-C opposes.

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