Diary September 22, 1916

Soldier sleeps in bed on battlefield

This British soldier has been found in the wreckage of the battlefield a bed and takes a break.

Diary for Friday, September 22, 1916:

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: Battle of Flers­-Courcelette ends. British advance east of Courcelette on fine sunny day. Robertson and Rawlinson take tea; GIGS intimates that Lloyd George concerned about casualties toll and Haig’s direction of battle.

Middle East

Arabia: Ghalib Pasha’s 2,000-Turk Taif garrison surrenders to Abdulla.

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