August 29, 1916

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Austrian retreat before Rumanian advance; they admit occupation of Petroseny, Kronstadt, and Kezdi Vasarhely. General Lechitsky captures Mount Pantyr, 16 miles noth-west of the Jablonica Pass. Fall of Falkenhayn; Marshal Hindenburg appointed chief of German General Staff, and General Ludendorff Chief Quarter-Master-General. Prisoners captured in British offensive since July 1: 266 Officers and 15,203 men, with 86 guns and 160 machine guns.

August 28, 1916

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Germany declares war on Rumania. Rumanians and Austrians in contact in Roten Turm and Predeal Passes, Transylvanian Alps; Austrians withdraw south of Kronstadt; Austrian monitors bombard Turnu Severin, Giugevo, and other Rumanian towns on the Danube.

August 27, 1916

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Rumania declares War on Austria-Hungary. Italy declares war on Germany. British progress north-west of Ginchy. Slight Russian advance towards Haliez.

August 26, 1916

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British take another 200 yards of German trench north of Bazentin-le-Petit. Serbian progress in the Ostrova district. General Moschopoulos appointed Chief of Greek General Staff in place of General Dousmanis.

August 25, 1916

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Bulgarians enter Kavala. British armed boarding-steamer Duke of Albany torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by German submarine. Air raid on East and South-East Coasts by five or six Zeppelins, one of which reaches outskirts of London; 29 casualties.

August 24, 1916

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French capture whole of Maurepas. Further British advance towards Thiepval, across the Leipzig salient, and on the eastern and north-eastern edges of Delville Wood. Zeppelin raid on East and South-East Coasts; no casualties.

August 23, 1916

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Russians recapture Mush; they defeat the Turks at Rayat, near the Turco-Persian frontier, and take 2,300 prisoners. British gain another 200 yards of German trench south of Thiepval. Zeppelin raid on East Coast; no casualties.

August 22, 1916

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French success north of Maurepas. Russians at Mount Kowela, south of the Jablonica Pass. Russian offensive west of Lake Van. Italian successes in the Dolomites. Serbian offensive progresses in the Moglena sector. General van Deventer captures Kilossa.

August 21, 1916

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British within 1,000 yards of Thiepval; they establish themselves outside Mouquet Farm and penetrate into Guillemont. French progress north of the Somme near Clery and south-west of the Somme east of Soyécourt and south-west of Estrées.

August 20, 1916

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Serbs gain a success in the Moglena sector; British and French encounters all along the front. General van Deventer occupies Kidete.

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