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21/8/1916 "The Battle of the Somme" on general release: the war comes home to Britain and Ireland

In France the Battle of the Somme rages on. In Britain The Battle of the Somme is now appearing on cinema screens across the country. Shot by Geoffrey Malins and J.B. 323 more words

First World War

20 August 1916 - Balloon Disaster

In general, due to offensive policy of the RFC and the defenisve posture of the German Air serivce at this time, the Kite balloo squadrons, work with little fear of attack from enemy aircraft. 92 more words


19 August 1916 - Missed opportunities at sea

The German Admiral Scheer has been confined to port for most of the time since the Battle of Jutland, but neverhtless he has been developing plans for a sweep across the North Sea for a bombardment of Sunderland. 872 more words


Hodge, Percy Henry. Died 24th Aug 1916

Percy was born in 1890 at Stroud in Gloucestershire, the third of the four children of William Henry Hodge and his wife Annie nee Holmes.   The other children, William, Mabel and Elsie, were all born in Bath as was their mother, and in all three censuses listing the family they are living in Bath, on the eastern outskirts at Twerton, south of the river Avon. 401 more words


24th August 1916


My dear Mum & Dad

Very many thanks for your letters safely received on Saturday mornings.

I hope you both very much enjoyed your little outing to Bath & I much wish I had been there with you. 360 more words


Whittaker, James Thomas. Died 23rd Aug 1916

James (named as Thomas in the 1901 census) was born in Lincoln in the last quarter of 1891, the penultimate of the six children of James John Whittaker and his wife Elizabeth nee Wilkinson who were married in 1882 at Lincoln where Elizabeth was born. 562 more words


18 August 1916 - RNAS Ranks

Since the start of the war, and the rapid extension in the air services, the Royal Navy has been grappling with the issue of ranks for its new RNAS recruits. 193 more words