Timeline of November 1916

In the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme. A halt on the way from the trenches. Near Fricourt, on the Fricourt-Contalmaison road, November 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q4495,with my thanks.

In the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme. A halt on the way from the trenches. Near Fricourt, on the Fricourt-Contalmaison road, November 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q4495,with my thanks.

November 1916

DateEvents
1Battle of the Somme continues. Fighting on the Ancre heights
1French forces recapture Fort Vaux near Verdun
5Germany and Austria declare an "independent state of Poland"
7Woodrow Wilson is re-elected as President of the United States of America
12British forces occupy Shiraz in western Persia
13Last significant phase of the Battle of the Somme as renewal of offensive sees British finally capture Beaumont Hamel: known as the Battle of the Ancre
15Fighting at Hafiz Kor on north west frontier of India
15British forces in Egypt begin advance into the Sinai
15Inter-Allied conference in Paris
18Official recognised end date of Battle of the Somme
19Allied forces recapture Monastir in Serbia
21German forces capture Craiova in Rumania
21British hospital ship "Britannia" mined in Aegean
21Emporer Francis Josef dies in Austria: Archduke Karl succeeds him
22German and Austrian forces capture Orsova in Hungary
23 Greek Provisional Government under Venizelos declares war on Germany and Bulgaria
23British hospital ship "Braemar Castle" mined in Aegean
25German air force established as a separate branch of the army
26Second German naval raid on Lowestoft on east coast of England
27German airship raid on England: L34 shot down at Hartlepool and L21 off Yarmouth
28First German daylight aeroplane raid on London: one aircraft only
29Admiral Sir David Beatty appointed to replace Admiral Sir John Jellicoe as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet
30Allied forces land at Piraeus in Greece

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