Diary May 12, 1915

Rest of German troops

Rest of German troops during the advance from Gorlice to Przemysl in Poland.

Diary for Wednesday, May 12, 1915:

Eastern Front

Poland: Woyrsch occupies Kielce in general Austro­-German advance.

Western Front

Artois: French 70th Division takes Carency with 1,000 PoWs.
Ypres: British 1st and 3rd Cavalry Divisions relieve 28th Division (15,533 casualties in the battle) in night May 12-13.

Middle East

Armenia: First Battle of Tortum ends in Turk success.
Gallipoli – Helles bridgehead: Gurkhas capture Cape Tekeh (Gurkha Bluff). 2,900 Anzac mounted troops arrive as infantry.

African Fronts

Southwest Africa: Botha occupies capital Windhoek (population ca. 8,000); Gouverneur-General Seitz asks for meeting.

Sea War

Dardanelles: New ­Super-dreadnought Queen Elizabeth withdrawn for Grand Fleet.

Call of War
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