Diary June 30, 1915

Diary for Wednesday, June 30, 1915: Southern Fronts Isonzo: Main Italian infantry assault begins along 21-mile front but only gains, for fearful losses, a small bridgehead east of the river at Sagrado. Western Front Argonne – German attacks at Bagatelle:… learn more

Diary June 29, 1915

Diary for Tuesday, June 29, 1915: Eastern Front Poland: Mackensen advances between river Vistula and Bug, reaches Tomaszow next day. Western Front France – Petains memo to GOG : ‘The present war … of attrition … will belong … to… learn more

Diary June 28, 1915

Diary for Monday, June 28, 1915: Secret War Britain: Churchill and Lloyd George watch Killen­-Strait barbed-wire cutter tractor, Wormwood Scrubs, London. They also see Stokes mortar demo there (on June 30). Lloyd George agrees to urge production of 1,000 units,… learn more

Diary June 27, 1915

Diary for Sunday, June 27, 1915: Southern Fronts Isonzo: Italian Third Army has pushed Austrians up slopes south of Mt San Michele (900 ft) and gained bridgehead for assault on Carso Plateau. Serbia: Serbs capture Danube island of Michaiska. Middle… learn more

Diary June 26, 1915

Diary for Saturday, June 26, 1915: Eastern Front Galicia: Lechitski repulses German attacks on Bukaczowce-Halicz front in east but retreats to river Gnila Lipa while Südarmee occupies Halicz and Mackensen advances to river Bug until next day. Western Front Britain:… learn more

Diary June 25, 1915

Diary for Friday, June 25, 1915: Sea War Dardanelles: With balloon spotting, battleship Lord Nelson (55 shells) again sets Chanak alight. Air War Western Front: French aircraft bomb Douai rail station. Home Fronts Britain: Kitchener asks Lloyd George’s Parliament Secretary… learn more

Diary June 24, 1915

Diary for Thursday, June 24, 1915: Home Fronts Britain: War Munition Volunteer Scheme begins, 6­-month posting in any firm chosen by Ministry. Western Front Joffre and Field Marshal French agree at Chantilly on Western Front primacy, reject passive defence as… learn more

Diary June 23, 1915

Diary for Wednesday, June 23, 1915: Sea War North Sea – First Q-ship success: U40 torpedoed and sunk off Aberdeen by British submarine C26, towed in action by decoy trawler Q-ship Taranaki. Southern Fronts FIRST MAIN BATTLE OF THE ISONZO… learn more

Diary June 22, 1915

Diary for Tuesday, June 22, 1915: Eastern Front AUSTRIAN SECOND ARMY RETAKES LEMBERG: Mackensen made Field Marshal. Western Front Meuse: French recover recently lost positions on Meuse heights, repel German counter-attacks (June 24-27). Vosges: Hill 627 near Ban de Sapt… learn more

Diary June 21, 1915

Diary for Monday, June 21, 1915: Middle East Gallipoli – Helles bridgehead: Third French Battle of Kereves or Turk Battle of Hill 83. French (77 guns fire 31,400 shells) secure Haricot Redoubt for 2,500 casualties causing more than 6,000 Turk… learn more

Diary June 20, 1915

Diary for Sunday, June 20, 1915: Western Front Meuse-Argonne: German Crown Prince launches attack which leads to costly actions until July 14. French First Army casualties since May 1: 16,200 soldiers. Paris – Terrier to Lyautey from Morocco: ‘People are… learn more

Diary June 19, 1915

Diary for Saturday, June 19, 1915: Eastern Front Galicia: Mackensen attacks Brusilov’s Grodek line along 40 miles and forces retreat. Mackensen takes Zolkiew and Rawaruska (June 20). Western Front Artois: French gains near Souchez (and on June 28). Alsace­: French… learn more