Diary January 18, 1916

Tsar Ferdinand and Kaiser Wilhelm II

Kaiser Wilhelm II (left) and Tsar Ferdinand (right, with German ‘Pickelhaube’) .

Diary for Tuesday, January 18, 1916:

Occupied countries

Serbia: Tsar Ferdinand arrives in Nis, greets Kaiser off new ‘German Balkan Express’; town hall banquet, Ferdinand made German Field Marshal.

Sea War

Aegean: Allied warships again shell Bulgar Dedeagach and the following day Porto Lagos.

Neutrals

USA: Lansing asks Allies not to arm merchant ships, or liners.

Politics

Belgium: Baron Beyens succeeds Davignon as Foreign Minister.

Secret War

Russia: German agent Steinwachs reports on Estonian revolution­ary Keskula.

Call of War
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