1916, Battle of Verdun, Champagne, Champneuville, civilian casualties, communications, Douaumont, Dover, Eix, English Channel, fortress, France, Germany, Hill 255, Kent, mines, Navarin Farm, occupation, prisoners of war, railway, sinking, SS Maloja
French recapture ground around Fort Douaumont. Germans report capture of Champneuville and 16,000 prisoners; German attempts on the village of Douaumont, on the railway station at Eix, and on Hill 255 repulsed. German attack in Champagne carries French first line near Navarin Farm. P. and O. steamer Maloja sunk off Dover through striking a mine: great loss of life.