Diary November 30, 1915

Diary for Tuesday, November 30, 1915: Southern Fronts Serbia: Austrian 62nd Division occupies Plevlje in northwest Montenegro and secures bridgehead south of river Cehotina (until December 3), but too weak to interfere with Serb retreat. Middle East Gallipoli: 53rd (Welsh)… learn more

Diary November 29, 1915

Diary for Monday, November 29, 1915: Middle East Gallipoli – Anzac bridgehead: Turk shells cause 262 casulaties at Lone Pine. Western Front Kitchener in Paris. Sir J French in London sees Asquith but does not take hint to resign, fears… learn more

Diary November 28, 1915

Diary for Sunday, November 28, 1915: Air War North Sea: Royal Navy Air Service FBA flying boat routs 4 German seaplanes (1 shot down) off Ostend. Eastern Front Pripet: 900 Terek Cossacks (54 casualties) capture German 82nd Division staff (over… learn more

Diary November 27, 1915

Diary for Saturday, November 27, 1915: Air War Western Front: 21 RFC 1st Wing aircraft damage Don railway station (10 killed, 12 wounded; repeat December 2). Western Front Artois: Unsuccessful German trench raid north of ‘The Labyrinth’, French capture a… learn more

Diary November 26, 1915

Diary for Friday, November 26, 1915: Western Front ‘The night was quiet all along the Front’ (Friday afternoon official communique). Artillery duels at many points. Argonne: French artillery destroys German ammunition depot near La Fille Morte. Meuse­: German gas attack… learn more

Diary November 25, 1915

Diary for Thursday, November 25, 1915: Middle East Mesopotamia – Townshend begins retreat after air reconnaissance reports Turks returning. Gallipoli: Monro becomes C-in-C MEF, Birdwood GOC Dardanelles Army. Western Front Grenade fighting during night on some sectors in Artois and… learn more

Diary November 24, 1915

Diary for Wednesday, November 24, 1915: Western Front Artois: 50 German shells directed at Arras rail station. Meuse: Germans fire a few gas shells at Bois Brule (Woevre). Argonne: French mine destroys small German post in Boluntre sector. Eastern Front… learn more

Diary November 23, 1915

Diary for Tuesday, November 23, 1915: Southern Fronts Serbia: Fall of Mitrovica and Pristina drives Serbs west of Kossovo Plain. Germans claim 17,000 PoWs and captured 35 guns. 200,000 Serbs begin epic 100-mile retreat west and southwest into Albania across… learn more

Diary November 22, 1915

Diary for Monday, November 22, 1915: Middle East Mesopotamia – Battle of Ctesiphon (until November 24, 22 miles southeast of Baghdad): Townshend’s 13,756 men with 30 guns take 1,300 PoWs and Turk first line from Nureddin’s 18,000 soldiers (4 divisions)… learn more

Diary November 21, 1915

Diary for Sunday, November 21, 1915: Air War Mesopotamia: Major Reilly Royal Flying Corps shot down by MG fire and captured near Ctesiphon before he can report crucial Turk reinforcements (51st Division); 4 still surviving aircraft help to cover Townshend’s… learn more

Diary November 20, 1915

Diary for Saturday, November 20, 1915: Western Front French artillery active at different points. Meuse: German set of mines exploded in Bois des Chevaliers (Meuse Heights). Southern Fronts Serbia: Bulgars force French south of river Crna. Politics Canada declares war… learn more

Diary November 19, 1915

Diary for Friday, November 19, 1915: Western Front Alsace: Lively fighting with artillery, trench mortars and grenades on Hartmannsweil­erkopf and on Uffholz plateau. Southern Fronts Serbia: Bulgarian troops reach Tetovo barring last route to Greece. Battle of Kossovo (­until November… learn more