Diary October 30, 1915

French submarine 'Turquoise'

The French submarine ‘Turquoise’ runs on ground in the Sea of Marmara and is captured by Turkish naval units.

Diary for Saturday, October 30, 1915:

Sea War

Dardanelles: French submarine Turquoise having been first French boat into Marmora, but forced ashore by gunfire and captured by Turks with details of British sub E20 rendezvous.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: Mackensen’s armies within 13 miles of Kragujevac.

Western Front

Champagne: Germans recapture Butte de Tahure.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Südarmee‘s Battle of Siemikowce (until November 5).

African Fronts

Cameroons: French occupy Eseka rail terminus . Railway in full Allied use by December 13.
Southwest Africa: South African Interior Secretary E Gorges becomes Administrator (until October 1920), military governor General Beves leaves but still martial law until January 3, 1921.

Home Fronts

France: General Gallieni becomes War Minister (Millerand resigned the day before). Now Prime Minister Briand soon streamlined propaganda with new Maison de la Presse.
During October 123,000 wounded soldiers from Champagne pass through Troyes.

Call of War
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