Diary October 9, 1916

Troopers of an Italian cavalry regiment served dismounted

Troopers of an Italian cavalry regiment served dismounted as infantry.

World War One Diary for Monday, October 9, 1916:

Southern Fronts

Eighth Battle of the Isonzo (­until October 12): Italian Second and Third Armies’ 225 battalions; 26 dismounted squadrons; 1,305 guns and 883 mortars against Austrian Fifth Army 107 battalions with 538 guns. Bombardment begins.
Trentino: Italians regain north slope of Mt Pasubio, more progress in Vallarsa valley (October 11-15 and 17), repel counter-attacks (October 19); 372 PoWs and 8 guns taken.

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British advance east of Le Sars towards Butte de Warlencourt, 25th Division captures Stuff Redoubt.

Neutrals

Greece: ­Venizelos arrives in Salonika, forms provisional government (October 10, Allies recognise October 16); Lambros heads new official government (October 8).

Call of War
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