Diary June 29, 1916

Franz Conrad von Hoetzendorf

Franz Conrad von Hoetzendorf, the Austro-Hungarian chief-off-staff, was an advocate of pre-emptive wars to curb Italian and Serbian expansionism.

Diary for Thursday, June 29, 1916:

Eastern Front

Austria: Vienna Crown Council attacks CoS Conrad for first time, Emperor orders him to give more info.

Air War

Mesopotamia: Royal Navy Air Service detachment withdrawn but 4 Royal Navy Air Service kite­-balloons arrive.

Politics

Britain – Easter Rising: British Foreign Office send Casement diary homosexual extracts to US, Foreign Minister Grey rules against further copying on June 30.

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