Diary December 16, 1915

Minister of War General Joseph Gallieni

Minister of War General Joseph Gallieni was military commander of Paris during the Battle of the Marne, and had no small influence on its outcome.

Diary for Thursday, December 16, 1915:

Western Front

French War Minister Gallieni brings Verdun defences’ defects to Joffre‘s attention.
Flanders: British trench raid near Armentieres.

Sea War

U-boat U24 (Schneider) sails from Heligoland to intercept troop transports entering Le Havre, sinks 5 ships worth 22,767t in Southwestern Approaches, but heavy weather forces return until January 4.

Call of War
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