Diary October 5, 1915

French troops in Salonika

The build-up of forces in the Greek province of Salonika is starting. Here, French troops wait to move out from the harbour.

Diary for Tuesday, October 5, 1915:

Southern Fronts

Salonika: 13,000 French and British troops land.
Serbia: Austro-German artillery bombardment begins including c. 170 guns (nearly 40 x 305mm and 420mm superheavy mortars) for Belgrade crossing.
Trentino: Italian progress towards Rovereto.

Western Front

Artois: Skirmishes.
Champagne: Skirmishes.

Neutrals

Greece: Venizelos resigns at King’s request despite 46 majority for aiding Serbia (October 4), Zaimis new neutral Prime Minister on October 6.
USA: Ambassa­dor in Turkey protests against Armenian massacres.

Home Fronts

France: First War ‘Loan of Deliverance’ starts.
Britain: Lord Derby made Director-General of recruiting, calls on all fit men (18-41 age) to volunteer by December 12 on October 11.

Call of War
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