Diary September 11, 1916

Russian poster: women in war industry

Even in czarist Russia this poster calls on women, to make their contribution in the war industry.

Diary for Monday, September 11, 1916:

Eastern Front

Russia: General Averyanov to STAVKA: ‘… we are close to complete exhaustion of the manpower reserve’.
Brusilov Offensive – Carpathians­: Lechitski takes Mt Capel Kapul (5,000 ft) and links with Rumanian Fourth Army on September 12.
Rumania­: Averescu given Third Army.

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British guns detonate German munition dump near Grandcourt. Rawlin­son issues orders for third great British assault.

Southern Fronts

Salonika: Turk 50th Division (11,979 men with 16 guns and 12 MGs) begins taking over Drama seaward sector of Bulgar line.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Brooking’s 1,900 British soldiers (196 casualties) with 14 guns beat c.5,000 Arabs (est 1,200 casualties) at As Sahilan northeast of Nasiriya (Euphrates).
Southern Persia: Sykes reaches Isfahan.

Sea War

Black Sea: Two Bulgar torpedo boats hit Russian mines of Varna (1 sunk).

Neutrals

Greece: PM Zaimis resigns; Kalogeroulos succeeds on September 16.

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