Diary July 8, 1915

Liman von Sanders

Liman von Sanders, the German commander of the Turkish troops on Gallipoli. He committed several major errors which might have been fatal.

Diary for Thursday, July 8, 1915:

Middle East

Gallipoli: Liman refuses to return to Constantinople, postpones Enver-suggested handover to Goltz from June 26.

Western Front

Vosges: French recapture Hill 627 also trenches between Fey-en-Haye and Bois-le-Pretre.

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Italians take Monticello and next day Malga Sarta and Costa Bella.

African Fronts

Southwest Africa: Colonel Brits takes Namutoni, 40 miles northwest of Tsumeb, releases officer PoWs.

Politics

Germany: Government reply to 2nd US ‘Lusitania’ note fails to give pledges asked.

Home Fronts

Canada: Canadian Expedition Force expanded to 150,000 men; 140,000 recruits by July 26.

Call of War
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