1916, Battle of Albert, Battle of the Somme, Battle of Verdun, Bois Fumin, bombardment, Chenois, civilian casualties, Damloup, Durham, England, Field Marshal, Fleury, France, Germany, Great Britain, Imperial German Navy, Mametz Wood, prisoners of war, Seaham, Sir Douglas Haig, submarine, trenches, Trones Wood, Verdun, weapons
Sir Douglas Haig announces completion of capture of first system of German defences along a front of 14,000 yards; total prisoners in 10 days’ fighting 7,500, with 26 field guns. British retake Trônes Wood, but later lose part of Mametz and Trônes Woods. German attack at Verdun from Fleury to Chenois: a footing gained in Damloup battery and in Fumin Wood; French regain some of the lost ground. German submarine bombards Seaham Harbour, Durham coast; one casualty.