Diary September 27, 1916
Great War Diary for Wednesday, September 27, 1916:
Wounded British and a German soldier returning from the front line.
Battle of the Somme: British attack Stuff Redoubt and advance north of Flers. Thiepval (ruins) captured by British after hand-to-hand fighting.
Verdun: French repulse attack at Thiaumont-Fleury.
East Africa: Belgians occupy Sikonge and Ipole before retiring to Tabora.
Ethiopia: Muslim ‘Emperor’ Lij Yasu, focus of Turco-German intrigue (supporters defeated by November 2) deposed for Empress Judith; Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) regent and heir to throne.