Diary for Sunday, June 11, 1916:
Brusilov Offensive – Galicia: Südarmee’s Battle of the Strypa (until June 30). By now General Tersztyanszki replaces sacked Archduke Joseph Ferdinand in command of Fourth Army.
Russia: Colonel Knox lunches with Tsar ‘in good spirits’ at STAVKA.
Champagne: German trench raid north of Bruges.
Verdun: Unsuccessful German attacks west of fort Vaux and at Thiaumont.
Somme: After Petain’s pleas to Joffre zero day for Allied offensive advanced from July to June 29.
Arabia: Stotzingen Mission reaches Umm Lejj on coast, withdrawing to Damascus (early July).
Southern Persia: Sykes enters Kerman after 270-mile march.
Sinai: Skirmishes at Katia.
Egypt: German aircraft drops 8 bombs on Kantara, another strafes Romani garrison.
USA: Mexicans attack US troops at Laredo, also at San Ugnacio, Texas on June 15.
Italy: Salandra Government resign over Trentino reverse and budget defeat; Socialist Boselli heads new coalition Government from June 16.