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11 October 1916

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  • Thomas William Millgate of Borenore sends a letter home from “somewhere in France”. He describes the horrors of the Battle of Fromelles – “I was covered with blood and mud from my boots to the top of my head. I had pieces of bark knocked off me everywhere“ – and his delight in the hot bath that he later enjoyed. Soldiers’ Letters
  • French troops repulse German attacks at Bois de Chaulnes south of the Somme, capturing 1,702 prisoners
  • The Greek Government agrees to the Allied demand of the surrender of the Greek naval fleet
  • Fierce fighting continues between the Romanian and the German-Bulgarian armies in the mountain passes of southern Transylvania