Diary October 7, 1916

French infantry on the march
French infantry on the march to the front at the Somme.
Great War Diary for Saturday, October 7, 1916:

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: Franco-British attack at 1345 hours on Albert­Bapaume road. British advance 1,000 yards and 23rd Division recaptures Le Sars; 5 divisions in attacks on Butte de Warlencourt (until November 5). French advance northeast of Morval and threaten Sailly (gains there on October 8, fighting in village October 16-17).

Home Fronts

Turkey: Provisional Law of Agricultural Service promul­gated.

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