6/12/1916 Bucharest falls

Romania’s bold counter-attack against the invading armies of Germany, Bulgaria and Austria-Hungary has failed. The shattered remnants of the Romanian army are now in retreat, hoping to find some safety towards the Russian frontier.

With the defeat of the Romanian army, Bucharest is now untenable. The Romanian king has already abandoned the city. Now it falls to the enemy, with Germany’s Mackensen installing himself in the royal palace.

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German mounted troops in Bucharest (Wikipedia)

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