Diary June 3, 1915

German troops enter Przemysl

German troops enter Przemysl.

Diary for Thursday, June 3, 1915:

Eastern Front

Galicia: Austro-Germans retake Przemysl. High Commands including Kaiser meet at Pless; Mackensen to get 4 1/2 more divisions and to control two Austrian Armies. 3 Austrian divisions and Headquarter of Third Army (Boroevic, Puhallo succeeds) leave for Italian Front.

Western Front

Flanders: British capture trenches at Givenchy but abandon them. Germans shell Ypres.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: 5 Royal Navy launches (Townshend and Captain Nunn) occupy Amara, take 1,000 Turk PoWs (a Turk officer cables wife ‘safely captured’).

Sea War

East Africa: Monitors Severn and Merser (4ft 9in draught) reach Mafia island off Rufiji.

Air War

Western Front: French air raid (178 bombs) on field Headquarter of German Crown Prince.

Politics

Italy: San Marino declares war on Austria.
France: Allied Economic War Conference first meets in Paris.

Home Fronts

Italy: Prefects authorized to requisition farm machinery, labour and animals.

Call of War
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