Diary October 21, 1916

German machine gun in use as anti-aircraft defence

An improvised high angle mounting for a German machine gun in use as anti-aircraft defence.

World War One Diary for Saturday, October 21, 1916:

Air War

Western Front: RFC helps engage 184 targets and bombs exten­sively. Germans bomb Querrieu, Gorbie and Amiens (night October 20-21).

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British advance taking 5,000 yards of trenches (with 1,018 PoWs) between Schwaben Redoubt and Le Sars plus 39th Division captures Stuff Trench.

Eastern Front

Transylvania: Falkenhayn drives Rumanian Second Army 12 miles across frontier at Törzburg Pass, Austrians 7 miles inside across Bodza Pass.

Call of War
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