21 January 1916
- The British relief force for Kut-al-Amara launches an attack on Turkish positions at Um-el-Hanna, 23 miles from Kut-al-Amara. The Brits are overcome by the atrocious weather and the mud; their operation fails. They sustain 2,800 casualties, compared to the Turks’ 500.
- The Dutch cargo vessel Apollo strikes a mine from the German submarine SM UC-10 in the North Sea. The Apollo sinks one nautical mile south west of the Galloper Bank Lightship; three people perish.
- The Leader urges the men of Orange to enlist. They Say
Not the day after.
Don’t marry to dodge your duty.
That means hiding behind your wife’s skirts.
Find your manhood to-morrow, and be strong and sincere.
Posterity and civilisation will bless you for your good work.
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