Diary December 26, 1916

The imperturable, ponderous, and taciturn Joffre.
World War One Diary for Tuesday, December 26, 1916:

Western Front

France: JOFFRE RESIGNS as C-in-C French Armies, is CREATED MARSHAL OF FRANCE, first since 1870.

Eastern Front

Rumania: Russian 124th Division holds Vizural against Bulgars until December 28 mainly due to 8 RNAS cars before retreating. Austrian First Army begins Trotus valley offensive until January 7, 1917.


Central Powers (excluding Bulgaria) reply to Wilson’s note suggesting immediate meeting of delegates. Anglo-French London Conference discusses peace proposals until December 28.

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