World War One Diary for Wednesday, November 29, 1916:
Rumania: BATTLE OF BUCHAREST (until December 3). Falkenhayn captures Ploesti. Rumanian First and Second Armies retreat behind river Arges west of capital at night November 29-30.
North Sea: Beatty appointed Cin-C Grand Fleet, aged 45; Admiral Sir C Madden, Jellicoe‘s Chief-of-Staff, becomes second in command replacing Admiral Sir C Burney. Vice-Admiral Sir W Pakenham takes over battle cruisers.
Black Sea: Russians commission of 2 seaplane carriers (max 18 aircraft) and they soon sink German coaster Irmingard; 4 Rumanian-owned liners also converted.