September 1916

The Somme grinds on. Attack of the tanks. The Brusilov Offensive ends in failure. Romania begins to reap the whirlwind. The Red Baron claims his first victims. A very short battle of the Isonzo.

2/9/1916 Romania enjoys success in Transylvania but faces gathering storm clouds

3/9/1916 Germany’s largest Zeppelin raid yet ends in disaster

3/9/1916 The Somme: British troops finally seize Guillemont

4/9/1916 Verdun: the Tavannes Tunnel disaster

4/9/1916 The fall of Dar es Salaam

4/9/1916 The Somme: bleeding the enemy white

6/9/1916 Ludendorff’s rise

7/9/1916 Disaster for Romania as Turtucaia falls to the Bulgarians

9/9/1916 The Somme: Irish troops capture Ginchy

14/9/1916 Cadorna launches the Seventh Battle of the Isonzo

15/9/1916 The Somme: Attack of the Tanks

15/9/1916 Submarine v. Aeroplane

17/9/1916 The first victims of the Red Baron

17/9/1916 The Seventh Battle of the Isonzo draws to a close

18/9/1916 Despite German and American protests, Turkey’s extermination of the Armenians continues

18/9/1916 Things start to go badly wrong for the Romanians

19/9/1916 Belgium joins the invasion of German East Africa

20/9/1916 Brusilov’s offensive ends in failure

21/9/1916 The Arab Revolt’s uncertain progress

25/9/1916 The Somme: another British and French assault

26/9/1916 The Somme: British troops press on into Thiepval

27/9/1916 A pro-Allied coup in Abyssinia

27/9/1916 The Somme: the British finally secure Thiepval

29/9/1916 Romania pushed back in Transylvania

30/9/1916 The guns start firing for the Eighth Battle of the Isonzo

image sources:

Tank attack on Flers (Abroad in the Yard)

Manfred von Richthofen (Tinting History)

map (Mental Floss)

see also:

1916 Who’s Who

August 1916

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World War 1 Live Blog (Facebook)

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