Currently set to Index
Currently set to Follow

Diary January 17, 1916

Poster for military service India
With such posters the British advertise for volunteers for military service in India.
Diary for Monday, January 17, 1916:

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Nixon vetoes Aylmer’s suggestion that Townshend break out from Kut and is invalided to India following day. Viceroy of India agrees to send 3 more brigades.

Southern Fronts

MONTENEGRO SURREN­DERS: General Vesovic signs a general capitulation.

Sea War

Black Sea: Russian torpedo boats sink 163 sailing vessels, 40 more on January 22.


Greece: Government newspaper reports on ‘Anglo­-French organization of secret police’.

Home Fronts

Britain: War Pensions Committee first meets. Churchill writes to his wife: ‘Imbecile government, and purblind Kitchener. Wait and see’.

Subscribe to our newsletter with the latest reports from the war diaries and about World War I & II.

for sharing:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WW2 Weapons
Scroll to Top