Diary January 31, 1915

Diary for Sunday, January 31, 1915: Eastern Front Poland: First use of poison gas (18,000 shells from 600 guns) by German Ninth Army at Bolimow in diversionary attack (until February 6). Gas nullified by intense cold and east East wind,… learn more

Diary January 30, 1915

Diary for Saturday, January 30, 1915: Sea War British Admiralty advise British merchant ships to fly neutral ensign (or none) in home waters. Lusitania arrives at Liverpool on February 6 with flying US flag. Channel – first merchant ships torpedoed… learn more

War Diary January 29, 1915

War Diary World War One for Friday, January 29, 1915: Western Front Flanders: British repulse attack at Culnchy near La Bassee. BEF CoS Sir A Murray goes home, replaced by able QMG Robertson rather than French choice Wilson. Aisne: German… learn more

War Diary January 28, 1915

War Diary World War One for Thursday, January 28, 1915: Western Front Flanders: Allies take Great Dune. Artois: German attack at Bellacourt. Argonne: ­French 58mm trench mortar first fired in action. Middle East Wassmuss, ‘German Lawrence of Arabia’, leaves Baghdad… learn more

War Diary January 27, 1915

War Diary World War One for Wednesday, January 27, 1915: Western Front Argonne: French repulse attacks. Meuse: French artillery destroy German bridge at St Mihiel. Vosges: French advance near Senones. Alsace: Half French Vosges Army makes some progress but snow… learn more

War Diary January 26, 1915

War Diary World War One for Tuesday, January 26, 1915: Middle East Egypt: Turk feint attacks at Kantara and also at Kubri (7 miles north of Suez) until January 27. Persia: Chernozubov’s 7,000 men with 16 guns defeats c. 5,000… learn more

War Diary January 25, 1915

War Diary World War One for Monday, January 25, 1915: Air War Baltic: German Navy Parseval airship PL 19 shot down by Russian anti-aircraft fire during bombing raid on Libau. Western Front Flanders – First Action of Givenchy: British 1st… learn more

War Diary January 24, 1915

War Diary World War One for Sunday, January 24, 1915: Sea War North Sea – FIRST DREAD­NOUGHT ACTION: BATTLE OF THE DOGGER BANK. Thanks to signals intelligence 5 bat­tlecruisers from Rosyth intercept and pursue Hipper’s 3 battlecruiser and armoured cruiser… learn more

War Diary January 23, 1915

War Diary World War One for Saturday, January 23, 1915: Home Fronts Britain: Mills submits grenade proposal, in production from June and perfects by Mk II by August. Western Front Flanders: Slight Allied advance near Nieuport. Aisne: ­Germans bombard Berry-au­-Bac.… learn more

War Diary January 22, 1915

War Diary World War One for Friday, January 22, 1915: Air War Occupied Belgium: RNAS drops 27 bombs on Zeebrugge U-boat base. France: 12 German BAG aircraft bomb Dunkirk, but RFC 4 Squadron shoot down 1 Albatros B-type with rifle… learn more

War Diary January 21, 1915

War Diary World War One for Thursday, January 21, 1915: Home Fronts Germany: Lt-Gen Hohen­born replaces Falkenhayn as War Minister. Admirals Müller’s diary: ‘Kaiser obviously terrified by the thought of a long war’. Britain: Interned vessels to be used in… learn more

War Diary January 20, 1915

War Diary World War One for Wednesday, January 20, 1915: Air War Western Front: Captain Happe and Sergeant Labouchere in Voisin plane destroy a German kite balloon at Neider Morschweiler with air-to-air bomb and 250 aerodarts. Home Fronts Turkey: Talaat… learn more