Diary August 4, 1915

General Luigi Cadorna

General Luigi Cadorna, chief of the Italian General Staff, 1914-17.

Diary for Wednesday, August 4, 1915:

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Austrians destroy Lizzan fortress near Rovereto. Italians occupy Col di Lana (Cordevole, Venetian Alps).
Greece: Joffre agrees to send French mission to Saloniki to assess its harbour and rail facilities.

Western Front

Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence in France until August 14.

Eastern Front

Russians abandon Blonie line and evacuate Ivangorod.

Middle East

East Persia: 300 Indian troops reach Seistan near Afghanistan.

Sea War

North Sea: First Sea Lord visits Harwich Force.
Dar­danelles: British sub E7 caught in nets and mined (loss announced on September 17).

Occupied countries

Belgium: German police arrest British Nurse Edith Cavell in Brussels for helping more than 200 Allied servicemen to escape.
Coalminers strike, are fired on. Penalties for refusing to work for Germans.

Neutrals

Rumania­: £4 millions military spending voted, 10 reservist classes mobilize (August 7), refuses to let German munitions pass to Turkey (August 10).

Home Fronts

Britain: St Paul’s Cathedral first war anniversary service. Losses until today: 381,982 (75,957 killed).

Call of War
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