Bucharest has fallen this evening. The troops are dull about it. Very busy all day. – Wallis goes on leave.
*The Romanian Campaign and the Fall of Bucharest – Romania stayed neutral as the war began, but was eventually coaxed into joining the Allied side in August of 1916 by the promise of territorial claims to Transylvania after the war ended. After declaring war on Germany, Romania quickly launched attacks into Transylvania which was held by Austro-Hungarian troops. The initial attacks were successful pushing opposing forces towards Hungary and rapidly gaining ground. However Germany sent 8 divisions to reinforce the Austro-Hungarians and they were able to halt the Romanians in September 1916.