Diary November 24, 1916

Maxim machine-gun
Originally built by Vickers for the Russian army, the Maxim machine-gun was soon being manufactured in the Imperial Arsenal of Tula, mainly unchanged until 1943.
World War One Diary for Friday, November 24, 1916:

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Sir Hiram Maxim, 1889 inventor of modern machine gun, aged 76, London.

Air War

Germany: 9 RNAS bombers raid Dillingen air works and shoot down a German fighter near Trier (and on December 27).
Arabia – First bombing of Hejaz Railway: 2 RFC Martinsydes from Sinai cause only slight damage to targets north of Maan.

Politics

Russia: Prime Minster and Foreign Minister Stuermer resigns. Trepov succeeds.

Neutrals

Greece: Admiral Fournet demands 10 mountain batteries by December 1, sees King on November 26.

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