Diary July 29, 1915

machine gun on motorcycle

A Russian specialty is the machine gun which is mounted on a motorcycle and which is used mainly for air defense.

Diary for Thursday, July 29, 1915:

Eastern Front

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.

Western Front

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’.

Middle East

Gallipoli: British casualties announced as 49,238 men so far.

Air War

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.

Call of War
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