Diary September 8, 1916

German 38-cm gun L/45 with armor plates

A German 38-cm gun L/45 with armor plates fires in coastal protection in Flanders.

Diary for Friday, September 8, 1916:

Western Front

Germany: Hindenburg and Ludendorff in first visit to Western Front, hold meeting at Cambrai to develop new tactical doctrine of defence – in-depth; OHL publishes key lessons.
Battle of the Somme: Glos Regiment suffers heavy casualties in attack near West end of High Wood. German counter-attacks on Mouquet Farm (until September 12).

Sea War

North Sea: Dover Patrol monitors shell Flanders coast between Middlekerke and Westende (until September 15) as diversion for Somme offensive.

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