War Diary January 3, 1915

Dead and wounded in a trench

Removal of dead and wounded in a French trench.

War Diary World War One for Sunday, January 3, 1915:

Western Front

Memo from Sir J French advocates offensive to recapture Ostend and Zeebrugge (under development as U-boat bases) but plan rejected by January 28 despite his visit in London on January 12-13.
Alsace­: French gains near Cernay and at Steinbach.
Artois: French gains near Arras.
Argonne: ­German attack on Boureuilles.

Eastern Front

Bukovina: Russians occupy Suczawa, Kimpolung and reach Hungarian frontier on January 6.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: Austrians occupy Ada Tsiganlia island near Belgrade.

Middle East

Armenia: Siberian Cossack Brigade retakes Ardahan with 1,300 PoWs and 4 guns. Turk XI Corps takes and loses Height 808, 4 guns and 300 PoWs to Yudenich. Dense fog stops operations at Sarikamish.

Occupied countries

Belgium: Cardinal Mercier arrested for pastoral letter about German cruelty.

Home Fronts

France: Revised contraband list issued.
Britain: Day of intercession for victory.
Fisher to Churchill: ‘I consider the attack on Turkey holds the field, but only if it’s immediate’.

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