Diary October 5, 1916

Mortier de 370 Filloux

A French 370-mm howitzer Mortier de 370 Filloux in position in the Ravin de la Baraquette west of Foucaucourt at the Somme.

Great War Diary for Thursday, October 5, 1916:

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British advance northwest of Eaucourt; French advance east of Morval.
Verdun: OHL letter to German Crown Prince decrees that ‘every unneces­sary saphead and length of trench must be evacuated’ to spare troops for the Somme.

Home Fronts

France: Second War Loan (until October 29) earns Fr 10 billion.

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