Diary May 5, 1916

 soil of Verdun
The soil of Verdun: over dozens of miles stretches around the city a bow of by shells repeatedly plowed destroyed terrain.
Diary for Friday, May 5, 1916:

Western Front

Verdun: German gain at Hill 304. French 135th Infantry Regiment sergeant writes ‘… how could anyone cross the zone of extermination around us ?’

Southern Fronts

Salonika: Milne told he will succeed General Mahon (to Egypt) as British C-in-C.

Air War

Occupied Belgium: 19 Royal Navy Air Service aircraft (1 FTR) bomb Mariakerke airfield (night May 5-6, repeated on May 21); Ghistelles airfield bombed on May 19.


Russia: Tsar receives Serb Prime Minister Pasic.


USA: Mexican Villalistas loot two Texas settlements.

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