Diary October 23, 1916

'fighter of Verdun'
The symbol image of the ‘fighter of Verdun’.
World War One Diary for Monday, October 23, 1916:

Western Front

Verdun: Germans evacuate battered Fort Douaumont as untenable (night October 23-24).
Battle of the Somme: British capture 1,000 yards of trenches towards Transloy.

Eastern Front

Rumania: Battle of Tirgu Jiu (until October 29) south of Vulcan Pass which Falkenhayn storms (October 24) despite snow.

African Fronts

East Africa: Major-General Wahle ambushes British force, breaks through to Lettow between Northey and Iringa in next 3 weeks; captures 50 British soldiers and 2 guns at Ngominji, southwest of Iringa on October 29.

Western Front

Germany: 13 Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutters of No 3 Wing RNAS damage 3 Thyssen blast furnaces at Hagendingen, north of Metz.
Western Front­: Fog and rain restricts flying until October 25 and on October 27.

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