Diary July 29, 1915
Diary for Thursday, July 29, 1915:
A Russian specialty is the machine gun which is mounted on a motorcycle and which is used mainly for air defense.
Poland – Battle of Biskupice: Mackensen cuts Lublin-Kholm railway, Russians evacuate both (July 30 and 31) after II Siberian Corps broken and not helped by Russian Guard.
Field Marshal French diary on Paris views: ‘They (the French) think that we should organise much better against bad recruiting and strikes … complain that we don’t have conscription’.
Gallipoli: British casualties announced as 49,238 men so far.
Western Front: Captain John Liddell of No 7 Squadron RFC lands shell torn RE5 reconnaissance aircraft despite bad leg wound; awarded VC on August 23 and died of wounds on August 31.