Diary June 9, 1917

 mine explodes
A mine explodes under positions in the Dolomites.
World War One Diary for Saturday, June 9, 1917:

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Italian losses 157,000 since May 14; including 27,000 PoWs; Austrian nearly 75,700 (including 23,400 PoWs).
Trentino: Italian Mt Zebio mine explodes prematurely causing 122 casualties.

Western Front

Britain: Byng replaces Allenby as GOC BEF Third Army. Canadian Lieutenant-General Sir A Currie becomes GOC Canadian Corps for duration of war.

Eastern Front

Russia: Provisional Government refuses German C­-in-C’s unlimited armistice offer (made by radio).
Rumania: First 2 Transylvanian volunteer battalions arrive in Jassy.

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