Diary May 3, 1915

The Intervention

The Intervention: an ironic painting by Aldo Carpi. The red flag of socialism and the white flag of reaction greet Italy’s entry into the war against her former partner in the Triple Alliance.

Diary for Monday, May 3, 1915:

Politics

ITALY DENOUNCES TRIPLE ALLIANCE.

Western Front

Artois: French preliminary bombardment begins. Germans expect offensive for next day.

Eastern Front

Galicia: 12-mile gap in Russian line, Sakharov’s 3 divisions (X Corps) destroyed in 8-mile advance since the day before.

Middle East

Gallipoli – Helles bridgehead: French repulse Turk night attacks.
General Gouraud replaces d’Amade. Kitchener assures Cabinet ‘no doubt that we shall break through’.

African Fronts

Cameroons – First Action at Wumbiagas until next day: c.600 Nigerian troops cross river Mbiia.

Call of War
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