Diary September 29, 1916
Great War Diary for Friday, September 29, 1916:
The value of aerial reconnaissance: this pic clearly shows Allied infantry advancing across captured German trenches during the Battle of the Somme.
Battle of the Somme: British capture strongly fortified Destremont Farm. Colonel H Elles, aged 36, appointed to command British tank force. Haig orders offensive for October 12.
Transylvania – Battle of Praid–Sovata (until October 3): Second Army launches last Rumanian offensive.
Britain: RFC losses 1,195 aircraft since June 12; 1725 gained. RFC personnel losses 415 (all causes) since June 12.