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8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron camp near El Arish, Sinai, 1916. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

  • Allied forces capture El Arish, Sinai. Originally intended as an outpost for the defence of the Suez Canal, El Arish becomes a centre of Allied operations against nearby Turkish garrisons and a first step in the Allied advance on Palestine.
  • British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, rejects the German peace note and the offer of talks
  • Count Heinrich Clam-Martinitz is appointed Austrian Prime Minister