War Diary December 1916

War Norfolk
New British Prime Minister

David Lloyd George replaces Herbert Asquith as British Prime Minister and also takes over leadership of the wartime coalition. One of his first actions is to reject a German peace note and to turn down the offer of talks.

 

Entertainment for the wounded

 1500 wounded soldiers enjoyed a performance at the Hippodrome in Norwich. The proprietors sent out an invitation to all hospitals including Red Cross hospitals & convalescence homes in the district. Special arrangements were made to get them there including a special train from Whitlingham to Norwich and trams to St Giles while country cases were brought up in waggonettes and motor cars.

Cigarettes were provided, these were paid for by sales of patriotic songs during the week.

 

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