1916, Alexander von Linsingen, Battle of Albert, Battle of the Somme, Brusilov Offensive, communications, Felix Graf von Bothmer, France, Great Britain, House of Lords, Koropets, Koropiec, La Boisselle, Lloyd George, Lord Derby, Lutsk, Minister of War, prisoners of war, railway, Russia, Sarny, Sir Edward Grey, Thiepval, trenches, Ukraine
British take a trench on a front of 1,000 yards east of La Boisselle and defeat German counter-attack south-west of Thiepval. Great battle north of the Lutsk salient; Linsingen loses 8,000 prisoners; his line broken; Russians advance 11 miles along the Sarny–Kovel Railway. Count Bothmer‘s retreat to the Koropiec; Russians take 10,000 prisoners. Ministerial changes; Sir Edward Grey raised to the peerage; Mr. Lloyd George becomes Secretary of State for War and Lord Derby Under-Secretary.