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Diary July 8, 1918

Ernest Hemingway in the hospital in Milan.
Ernest Hemingway in the hospital in Milan.
World War One Diary for Monday, July 8, 1918:

Southern Fronts

Piave: First American wounded in Italy is 18-year-old American Red Cross canteen driver Ernest Hemingway severely wounded at Fossalta di Piave with Arditi by Austrian heavy mortar; he receives Croce de Guerra and is hospitalized at Milan.

Western Front

Aisne: French advance east of Viliers-Collerets, taking 346 PoWs.
Flanders: British X Corps relieves last French corps.

Eastern Front

USSR: Left Socialist Revolutionary’s in Moscow disarmed by Colonel Vatsetis’ loyal Red Latvian riflemen whom Lenin visits after Red Guards mistakenly fire at his car.

Sea War

Adriatic: British monitors give gunfire support to Franco­Italian advances in south Albania.
Black Sea­: German naval staff meeting has acute problems trying to crew ex-Russian Fleet. Ludendorff opposes any gifts to Ukraine or Bulgaria (July 10); gets Kaiser approval (July 12) to put 1 dreadnought, 5 destroyers and submarines into German service.

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