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28 November 1916

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  • Day 855 of the war
  • A single German aircraft conducts the first daylight raid on London. Six 10kg bombs are dropped over south-west London, the intended target is the Admiralty Building in Whitehall. The bombs miss their target; ten people are injured and £1,585 worth of property is damaged. The aircraft later experiences engine trouble and crash lands in France, where the crew of two is taken prisoner.
  • Russian troops on the Eastern Front succeed in the Carpathian Mountains, capturing the heights to the east of Jablonitsa Pass and Kirlibaba
  • Bulgarian soldiers on the Southern Front occupy Giurgevo (Giurgiu), on the Danube
  • British troops conduct a successful raid near Macukovo in Macedonia
  • The Romanian Armed Forces is engaged in a daring cavalry charge into enemy lines – the Prunaru Charge, a phase of the Battle of Bucharest. Although 4,866 of the 5,000-strong 2nd Roşiori cavalry regiment are killed, the action is considered a tactical victory, allowing the 18th Romanian infantry division to regroup and help defend Bucharest.