Diary September 15, 1917

messenger dog
A German messenger dog in ‘flight’ as it races to the rear to deliver a message.
World War One Diary for Saturday, September 15, 1917:

Western Front

Flanders: British capture strongpoint north of Inverness Copse. Portuguese repulse attack at Neuve Chapelle.
Aisne: Petain adopts plan for limited attack.

Eastern Front

Russia: Kerensky proclaims himself C-in-C with Alexeiev as CoS, all three Front commanders changed.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: 4 Austrian attacks across Bainsizza Plateau fail. Sassari Brigade captures Hills 895 and 862 on its eastern edge. General Below and his CoS Krafft visit Archduke Eugene to concert offensive plans.

Sea War

Germany: Last battlecruiser Graf Spee launched at Danzig by Schichau but never completed despite 1,500 workers’ efforts.

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