Diary July 12, 1915
Diary for Monday, July 12, 1915:
Turkish machine-gunners on the Gallipoli peninsula are waiting for an Allied attack.
Gallipoli – Helles bridgehead: 12,748 Allied soldiers take a few trenches and 600 prisoners until next day for 3,900 casualties; British 155th Brigade refuses to advance a second time. General Masnou of French 1st Division mortally wounded.
Artois: Germans counter-attack in the ‘Labyrinth’. Field Marshal French observes ground for BEF offensive around Loos, decides it is unfavourable on July 20 but bows to Joffre‘s view on July 28.
Tripolitania: Italian Ghadames garrison takes refuge in Algeria.
Dardanelles: Liner Aquitania brings troops to Mudros. New monitor Abercrombie (twin 14-inch guns, 10-feet draught) arrives, 3 sister ships follow. Soon firing at Turk Asia batteries from Tenedos.
Turkey: Wangenheim vainly demands Reshid Bey’s punishment for Diyarbekir‘s Bishop and Christians’ murder.