Diary October 31, 1915

British infantryman of 1916

The British infantryman for 1916 with the Mark I steel helmet, known as ‘Brodie’ after its inventor. Manufactured from November 1915; by July 1916 a million had been delivered.

Diary for Sunday, October 31, 1915:

Western Front

Official issue of steel helmets to British troops.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: British join French, relieve 2 battalions northwest of lake Doiran.

Sea War

Gallipoli: Royal Navy destroyer Louis wrecked at Suvla, later destroyed by Turk guns.

Air War

Western Front: 55 Fokker Es on strength.

Secret War

Greece: With King’s approval, Greek CoS General Doumanis and Colonel Metaxas question German Military attach√© Captain Falkenhausen at length (until November 1) about aid from Central Powers if they intervene against retreating Allies. Falkenhausen urges continued neutrality for the moment.

Call of War
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