Diary July 15, 1915

Fokker E monoplane fighter

One of the first true fighters, a Fokker E monoplane on the Western Front.

Diary for Thursday, July 15, 1915:

Air War

Western Front: About 12 Fokker EIs in use.

Western Front

BEF has now 7 company’s of special gas troops.
Argonne: French repulse German attack.

Eastern Front

Baltic Provinces: Nieme­narmee strikes towards Riga, takes Windau on July 18 and Shavli on July 23, but repulsed at Shlok on Gulf of Riga on July 26 until it crosses river Aa on July 31.
Poland Battles of Sokal and Krasnostav (until July 24): Mackensen attacks Russian Third Army.

African Fronts

Libya: General Ameglio made Gouverneur of Tripolitania as well as Cyrenaica.

Home Fronts

Britain: 200,000 Welsh miners’ illegal strike for pay until July 20 settled by Lloyd George who deplores ‘Business as usual’ attitude on July 29.
German spy Rosenthal hanged at Wandsworth Prison alter MI5 gain info on methods. (2 German-Dutch spies shot at Tower, July 30.)

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