Great War Diary for Thursday, September 28, 1916:
Austria-Hungary: Foreign Minister Burian submits peace offer proposals to Francis Joseph‘s ‘most sympathetic attention’
Austria: German Ambassador describes economic climate as ‘simply wretched’; Bethmann forwards to Kaiser on September 30.
Britain: Asquith pledges not to recruit skilled workers. Board of Trade organizes overland delivery of Italian fruit and vegetarians. Munitions holiday (until October 1) replaces postponed Whitsuntide and August holidays. Churchill appears before Dardanelles Commission. Tory Morning Post tells Lloyd George to stick to his desk in Whitehall.