Diary September 2, 1915

Grand Duke Nikolas Romanow

Grand Duke Nikolas Romanow is still the commander in chief of the Russian army.

Diary for Thursday, September 2, 1915:

Home Fronts

Russia: Council of Ministers vainly begs Tsar not to replace Grand Duke Nicholas or suspend Duma indefinitely.
Britain: King and Kitchener inspect 2nd Canadian Division at Shorncliffe (crosses to France September 14-17).

Eastern Front

Western Russia: Battle of Vilna until October 2. Germans take Grodno next day despite temporary Russian re-entry.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Italian attack on Tolmino bridgehead fails. In September Capello promoted Maj­or-General and given VI Corps for action against Gorizia.

Middle East

Gallipoli: Hamilton’s envoy to London Major Dawnay calls former’s telegram ‘hopeless’.

African Fronts

East Africa: Ox-drawn Royal Navy Flotilla for lake Tanganyika Flotilla covers 6 miles.

Sea War

Aegean: British transport Southland sunk (24 troop casualties and 1,444 rescued) 20 miles off Lemnos island by coastal submarine UB14 which reaches Constantinople on September 4.

Call of War
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