Diary December 10, 1915

Specialist Italian mountain troops

Specialist Italian mountain troops, known as Alpini, trek to their mountain-top positions.

Diary for Friday, December 10, 1915:

Southern Fronts

Italian Front: Italians capture positions above Bezzecca basin (Carnic Alps). At Pless Conrad first proposes to Falkenhayn joint Trentino offensive to knock Italy out in spring 1916 with 16 divisions.

Western Front

Flanders: German artillery fire 3,000 shells on Ypres Salient.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: General Aylmer (VC) signals Townshend that relief force is forming.

Sea War

Adriatic: 6 French destroy­ers and 2 submarines arrive at Brindisi after Italian appeals for aid to Serbs. Admiral Dartige meets Abruzzi at Taranto on December 13.
Black Sea: Russian destroyers sink 2 Turk gunboats off Kirpen Islands.

Home Fronts

Turkey: Direct rail link with Central Powers restored, helps food supplies.

Call of War
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