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Diary December 21, 1915

William Robertson
Sir William Robert Robertson was the chief of the British General Staff from 1915 to 1918.
Diary for Tuesday, December 21, 1915:

Western Front

Sir W Robertson succeeds Sir A Murray as CIGS (Chief of British Imperial Generals Staff); like Haig, Robertson believes in attrition tactics and concentration of every man, gun and horse on the Western Front. Monro to succeed Haig in command of British First Army.
Alsace: ­French 66th Div advances down far slope of Hart­mannsweilerkopf, takes 1,300 PoWs but commander General Serret is killed.

Southern Fronts

Britain: Salonika is clearly defined as a defensive operation’ by British War Office.

African Fronts

Cameroons: French occupy Mangeles.

Sea War

Adriatic: Italian destroyer sinks Austrian arms ship and rams U-boat.

Home Fronts

Germany: Reichstag votes 5th war credit, 20 Independent Socialists oppose.
Britain: Robertson CIGS (Murray resigns), forms new Military Intelligence Directorate. Maurice replaces Callwell as DMO (Director of Military Operations) on December 29.

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