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Diary July 16, 1916

British poster
British poster appealing to save bones and fat for munitions.
Diary for Sunday, July 16, 1916:

Home Fronts

Britain: War Savings Week.

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British 62nd Brigade relieved at Mametz Wood (night July 15-16). Since July 12, heavy German guns have inflicted 950 casualties.

Eastern Front

Baltic Provinces: Slight Siberian (Russian Twelfth Army) advance southeast of Riga peters out against Below’s Eighth Army (until July 21).

Middle East

Arab Revolt: Egyptian 4-gun mountain battery shells Taif, a Turk stronghold.

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