Diary July 12, 1915

Turkish machine-gunners on the Gallipoli peninsula

Turkish machine-gunners on the Gallipoli peninsula are waiting for an Allied attack.

Diary for Monday, July 12, 1915:

Middle East

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.

Western Front

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.

African Fronts

Tripolitania: Italian Ghadames garrison takes refuge in Algeria.

Sea War

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.

Home Fronts

Turkey: Wangenheim vainly demands Reshid Bey’s punishment for Diyarbekir‘s Bishop and Christians’ murder.

Call of War
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