Diary February 2, 1915

German obituary in 1914

The form for an German obituary in 1914, which was still in mind for an jubilant victory and the glorious heroic death on the battlefield.

Diary for Tuesday, February 2, 1915:

Western Front

Champagne: General Brulard of French 2nd Division reports: ‘First line units … stand knee-deep in water’; offensive postponed until reliefs arrive.

Eastern Front

Carpathians: Austrian Croat Regiment loses 1,828 men to overnight frostbite.

Southern Fronts

Herzegovina: Montenegrins repulse Austrians.

Middle East

Dardanelles: Lt-Col Kemal reorganizes new Turkish 19th Division until February 25.
Arabia: Turk patrols invade Aden Pro­tectorate.

Politics

Allies deplore Greek, Serb and Montenegrin intervention in Albania. Spain reaffirms neu­trality.
Sino-Japanese Conference on 21 Demands.

Occupied countries

Belgium­: Underground weekly La Libre Belge appears weekly for duration of war. German provincial governors given unlimited powers on February 5.

Neutrals

USA: ­German Werner Horn fails to blow up Canadian Pacific rail bridge at Vanceboro, Maine and is arrested.

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