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5th January 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



5th January 1916

On this day:


  • Little Firing   6th County of London Brigade RFA report another quiet day with very little firing by either side owing to the presence of a number of aeroplanes (both British & hostile). It has been observed that the Germans are beginning to adopt our system of concentrating their fire on small localities. Today, for instance, they fired in concentration 3 times, each concentration lasting six minutes. A.28.c. was the target.

    War Diaries


  • 5th Jan 1916 A Modest Lancer

  • 5th Jan 1916 Mild Weather

  • 5th Jan 1916 Evidence Heard

  • 5th Jan 1916 Aircraft Brought Down

  • 5th Jan 1916 Trench Work

  • 5th Jan 1916 Trench Work

  • 5th Jan 1916 Preparations

  • 5th Jan 1916 On the March

  • 5th Jan 1916 Funeral

  • 5th Jan 1916 Relief





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  • Rflmn. William George Holloway. Rifle Brigade 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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