Diary August 15, 1915

E11 returns

E11 returns this day from her most successful patrol, having sunk the Turkish battleship ‘Heireddin Barbarossa’ on August 8, 1915.

Diary for Sunday, August 15, 1915:

Sea War

East Africa: Cruiser HMS Hyacinth shells Tanga.
Baltic: Russian cruiser-minelayer Ladoga (ex-Minin) lost on mine of UC4 off Oro Island.
North Sea: Royal Navy submarines E8 (Goodheart) and E13 (Layton) sail for Baltic.

Western Front

Flanders: Shelling on Yser sector.
Champagne: General Dittlurth warns his division to expect French offensive.

Eastern Front

Poland: Germans take 3 towns west of river Bug and 5,000 PoWs. Colonel Knox passes 20 miles of refugees near Bielsk.

Southern Fronts

Italian Front: Austrian Fifth Army losses since July 15: 46,640 (12,290 missing) soldiers.

Middle East

Gallipoli – Suvla bridgehead: Turks repel British from Tekke Tepe foothills in far North. De Lisle replaces Stopford as GOC IX Corps, Mahon GOC 10th Division resigns.

Air War

Italy: Austrian seaplane bombs Venice (Austrians bomb Brescia on August 25).

Politics

Allies offer conditional land gains to Serbia, talks at Nis (August 16-20).

Neutrals

USA: New York World starts publishing German propaganda documents.

Home Fronts

Britain: National Register of all civilians aged 15-65.

Call of War
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