30 May 1916 A soldier beside a crater made by a German minenwerfer (trench mortar) bomb, Cordonnerie Farm, France, 30 May 1916. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial. Germany launches a major offensive in the Battle of Verdun British forces occupy Neu Langenburg (Lower Nyasa), forcing German troops to retreat from Mikotsheni in German East Africa. Newer >> << Older Comments are closed. This entry was posted on May 30th, 2016.