Timeline of July 1916

The Battle of the Somme. Men of the Worcestershire Regiment of 48th (South Midland) Division  digging a trench near Ovillers in July 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q3986,with my thanks.

The Battle of the Somme. Men of the Worcestershire Regiment of 48th (South Midland) Division digging a trench near Ovillers in July 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q3986,with my thanks.

July 1916

DateEvents
1Allied infantry attacks as Battle of Somme begins: lasts until November 1916 and goes on at same time as Battle of Verdun which opened in February 1916
1Royal Flying Corps carries out first contact patrols, communicating with ground troops
1Turkish forces reoccupy Kirmanshah in Persia
7British forces occupy Tanga in German East Africa
7David Lloyd George succeeds late Lord Kitchener as British Secretary of State for War
11German submarine shells Seaham harbour in County Durham
14British forces launch second phase of Somme offensive: Battle of Bazentin Ridge
14British forces occupy Mwanza in German East Africa
18British government ratifies treaty with Emir of Nejd
19Turkish force in Sinai begins offensive against the Suez Canal from area of Oghratina
23In Battle of Somme, fight for Pozieres Ridge commences
25Reconstituted Serbian army comes into action in Salonika
27Yenbo (the port of Mdina (Medina)) surrenders to Arab forces
27British naval Captain Fryatt is executed by Germans after court martial
29German government rejects British offer to permit sea passage of humanitarian foodstuffs going to Poland from United States
30First combined Franco-British air operations on the Western Front
30Russian troops from France land at Salonika to join Allied force

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