Diary October 12, 1915

coffin Edith Cavell

British naval ratings escort the coffin carrying the remains of executed nurse Edith Cavell on its arrival in Britian.

Diary for Tuesday, October 12, 1915:

Occupied countries

Belgium – NURSE CAVELL EXECUTED BY GERMAN COURT MARTIAL (began October 7) at Brussels: ‘Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone’.

Southern Fronts

Sarrail lands at Salonika, orders French regiment with artillery up Vardar valley railway to Greek frontier.
Serbia: Mackensen orders general advance as Kossova gale from southeast springs up; Gallwitz sees him and says horses not across Danube yet, gets postponement till October 18.

Sea War

Austria: Government orders 8 German UBII-Type submarines to be built under licence at Pola.

Air War

Western Front: 19 French bombers with 3 Nieuport fighter escorts raid Bozancourt.

Home Fronts

Britain: Kitchener defends voluntary recruitment in Cabinet.
Germany: Kaiser’s quarters being redecorated for RM 70,000.
Bulgaria: ­Ferdinand’s war manifesto.

Call of War
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