13 November 1916
- Day 840 of the war
- One time teacher at Mullion and Byng, Jack Barnes, is feeling homesick after a year at the front. He declares:
How I wish, more than I can ever tell, that I were back in dear sunny NSW, with my wife, and children in our dear little quiet home.
- The Leader reminds readers of how to address mail for soldiers serving overseas. The Correct Address
- The Battle of the Ancre begins on the Western Front. The Fifth British Army stages a surprise attack in the early morning fog, deploying the “creeping barrage” tactic with great success. The army captures the towns of Beaumont Hamel, Beaucourt, St Pierre Divion and the remainder of the Thiepval-Ginchy Road. Fighting continues until 18 November. British casualties number about 22,000; German about 45,000, including 7,000 prisoners. Battle of the Ancre footage
- German troops on the Eastern Front advance south of Torzburg and Roter Turm Passes, capturing Candeshti and Bumbeshti
- Serbian soldiers advance on Monastir on the Southern Front
- German aircraft bomb Cairo in retaliation for the recent Allied attack on Beersheba; little damage is done
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