Diary January 15, 1918

US troops with Springfield rifles

US troops with Springfield rifles in front, probably from the ‘Rainbow’ division.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, January 15, 1918:

Western Front

Lorraine: US I Corps formed (General Hunter Liggett) at Neuf Chateau – 1st, 2nd, 26th and 42nd US Divisions.
Britain – Cambrai Inquiry (Bryce) Report: British War Cabinet satisfied German counter­stroke did not surprise BEF commanders, but admits ‘breakdown’.

Eastern Front

Brest-Litovsk: Czernin receives Vienna’s appeals to make early ‘bread peace’.
Britain: British War Cabinet cables General Poole to destroy Allied military stores.

Neutrals

Mexico: After January 15, US agent captures German spy Lothar Witzke (alias Russian Pablo Waberski) in Nogales. Sentenced to death in Texas, but commuted and freed 1923.

Call of War
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  1. Lothar Witzke Was arrested on February 1st

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