World War One Diary for Sunday, November 26, 1916:
Germany: OHL issues equivocal instruction on role of forthcoming Siegfried Stellung (Hindenburg Line): ‘Just as in times of peace, we build fortresses, so we are now building rearward defences. Just as we have kept clear of our fortresses, so we shall keep at a distance from these rearward defences’.
Rumania: Mackensen reaches Alexandria, 50 miles from Bucharest, and contacts Falkenhayn.
Lake Nyasa: Wahle’s 303-strong rearguard with 1 gun and 3 MGs surrender at Ilembule to Murray’s 450 motorized troops.
North Sea: German destroyers raid Lowestoft (Royal Navy armed trawler Narval sunk) as diversion while disguised raider Moewe leaves Kiel on second cruise (returns to Kile on March 22, 1917).