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Diary August 9, 1916


Bulgarian machine-gun teams in action
Bulgarian machine-gun teams in action use Maxim Model 1908 purchased from Vickers in the UK.
Diary for Wednesday, August 9, 1916:

Southern Fronts

Salonika – Local Allied offensive: Allies shell Bulgar line south of lake Doiran, French 17th Colonial Division (15,000) occupies abandoned station and Hill 227 (until August 10).

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: German 18th Reserve Division has 8,288 casualties (ie over 50%) since July 24.

Sea War

Adriatic: Royal Navy submarine B10 destroyed by Austrian air raid on Venice dockyard, 3 sister boats recalled (October) after 4 W­-class boats, sold to Italy, arrive.

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