Diary October 31, 1915

Diary for Sunday, October 31, 1915: Western Front Official issue of steel helmets to British troops. Southern Fronts Serbia: British join French, relieve 2 battalions northwest of lake Doiran. Sea War Gallipoli: Royal Navy destroyer Louis wrecked at Suvla, later… learn more

Diary October 30, 1915

Diary for Saturday, October 30, 1915: Sea War Dardanelles: French submarine Turquoise having been first French boat into Marmora, but forced ashore by gunfire and captured by Turks with details of British sub E20 rendezvous. Southern Fronts Serbia: Mackensen’s armies… learn more

Diary October 29, 1915

Diary for Friday, October 29, 1915: Sea War Black Sea: Salvaged ex-Turk cruiser Medjidieh incorporated in Russian Fleet at Nikolayev under the name Prut. Adriatic: Austrian CinC Conrad writes to Admiral Haus saying Serbia cut off from Salonika and attack… learn more

Diary October 28, 1915

Diary for Thursday, October 28, 1915: Western Front KING GEORGE SERIOUSLY INJURED. He visits British First Army at Labuissiere, southwest of Charleroi, then goes on to Hesdigneul and inspects parade of 1st Wing RFC. As he rides past the men… learn more

Diary October 27, 1915

Diary for Wednesday, October 27, 1915: Home Fronts Britain: Food Home Production Committee urges more intense farming, use of female labour and guaranteed prices. Western Front King George visits French armies and issues Orders of the Day. Writes in his… learn more

Diary October 26, 1915

Diary for Tuesday, October 26, 1915: Southern Fronts Serbia: Germans troops link with Bulgars south of Danube. Isonzo: Italians capture Globna and Zagora but lose latter. Air War Western Front: Observer Lt Hallam, hit in hand, lands a 10 Squadron… learn more

Diary October 25, 1915

Diary for Monday, October 25, 1915: Western Front King George writes to Lord Stamfordham, his private secretary and confidante: ‘The troops here are all right but … several of the most important Generals have entirely lost confidence in the C-in-C… learn more

Diary October 24, 1915

Diary for Sunday, October 24, 1915: Middle East German general Goltz relinquished First Army (Thrace) for Sixth (Mesopota­mia and Persia). Mesopotamia: London allows Nixon to continue advance, partly to influence Persia; Indian Corps to come from France. Arabia: ­McMahon’s letter… learn more

Diary October 23, 1915

Diary for Saturday, October 23, 1915: Southern Fronts Serbia: Serbs retake Veles (until October 29), forcing Bulgars back on Stip and fight north of Pirot. Troops of German general Gallwitz has advanced 25 miles up the Morava since October 19… learn more

Diary October 22, 1915

Diary for Friday, October 22, 1915: Southern Fronts Serbia: Austrian 62nd Division cross river Drina from Bosnia, causing mass civilian exodus towards Novipazar. Salonika: British troops authorized to leave and to help French. Eastern Front Baltic Provinces: Russian landing party… learn more

Diary October 21, 1915

Diary for Thursday, October 21, 1915: Western Front King George V visit to BEF, stays at Chateau de la Jumelle at Aire near St Omer. Eastern Front Western Russia: Fighting at Baranovichi, Russians take 3500 PoWs, but Germans storm Illukst… learn more

Diary October 20, 1915

Diary for Wednesday, October 20, 1915: Southern Fronts Dolomites: Italian 17th Division captures Cima Layazuoi and secures Cima Falzarego. Western Front Champagne: German gas attack east of Reims. Eastern Front Hindenburg’s HQ moves from Lötzen to Kovno. Galicia: ­Russian general… learn more