Diary for Sunday, August 27, 1916:
RUMANIA INVADES HUNGARIAN TRANSYLVANIA (Austria-Hungary) via eight major passes, a month earlier than Falkenhayn expected; Kaiser’s reaction ‘The war is lost’.
Brusilov offensive, Carpathians: Lechitski (17 divisions) attacks on 75-mile front between Nadworna and Dorna Watra, takes Mt Pantyr (August 29)
RUMANIA MOBILIZES AND DECLARES WAR ON AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.
see also: Romanian Army
East Africa: British 1st and 2nd Divisions link on Railway 12 miles east of Kilosa.
Greece: Venizelos addresses Athens protest meeting against King’s policy (Metaxas dismissed August 26).