Diary September 6, 1917

rear gunner of a Halberstadt CLII ground-attacker

The rear gunner of a Halberstadt CLII ground-attacker prepares with grenades and signal gun cartridges for a mission.

World War One Diary for Thursday, September 6, 1917:

Air War

Western Front: 6 Squadrons of newish German Halberstadt CLII ground-attack aircraft decimate British division reserves crossing Somme bridges.

Eastern Front

Russia: Provisional Government decree restores death penalty in interior and Kerensky Army Order praises officers’ role since Revolution.
Kornilov puts General Krymov in command of new ‘Detached Petrograd Army’ including Kronstadt, Baltic Fleet and XLII Corps (Finland).
Baltic Provinces: Kaiser reviews troops in Riga.

Middle East

Turkey: Munitions explosion at Haidar Pasha Station (Constantinople­-Asian rail terminus) dislocates planned Yilderim offensive.

Call of War
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