Diary October 16, 1916

T.E. Lawrence
T.E. Lawrence, the British liaison officer with the Arabs.
World War One Diary for Sunday, October 16, 1916:

Middle East

Arabia: Captain T E Lawrence of Arab Bureau lands at Jeddah from HMS Lama; meets Abdulla and Ali (October 17). So far Arabs have received 3,260 rifles, 32 MGs, 16 guns and 3,344t of food.

Eastern Front

Pripet – Last blow of Brusilov Offensive: Gourko’s Special Army attacks on 12­-mile front towards Vladimir­-Volinski (until October 17) but German artillery too powerful.
Carpathi­ans: Austrian Seventh Army attacks Russo-Rumanian junction, Germans take Gyimen Pass (2364ft). Austro-German mountain troops fail to breakout across Rotenturm Pass (until October 18).

Air War

Somme: 5 Anglo-French aircraft destroy 2 German aircraft, extensive RFC night bombing.


Greece: Allies land reinforcements to keep order after anti-Allied Athens demos (October 15) and seize 3 more Greek warships.

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