Diary June 26, 1915
Diary for Saturday, June 26, 1915:
German cartoon: Russia’s C-in-C, Grand Duke Nicholas, is depicted as Macbeth ‘in blood Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go over’.
Galicia: Lechitski repulses German attacks on Bukaczowce-Halicz front in east but retreats to river Gnila Lipa while Südarmee occupies Halicz and Mackensen advances to river Bug until next day.
Britain: Prime Minister Asquith discusses desirability of replacing Field Marshal French with Haig.
Russia: War Minister General Sukhomlinov resigns (jailed for suspected corruption), General Polivanov succeeds.
Germany: Socialist paper Vorwärts suppressed for publishing peace call.