Diary for Monday, August 2, 1915:
France: Third French atrocities report.
Canada: £200,000 subscribed for MG’s.
Argonne: German advance at Hill 213. Berlin communiqué: ‘… by a surprise bayonet attack we occupied several enemy trenches, capturing four officers, 142 men and one machine gun’.
Alsace:Germans repulse attacks at the Lingenkopf and Barrenkopf. They explode mines under French positions at several points.
Champagne: Petain arrives to prepare Second Army for Offensive.
Isonzo: Italian advance near Mt Sei Busi, but driven back on Polazzo plateau.
British Ambassador at Sofia informs Foreign Office that Bulgar Colonel Gancev has left for Berlin.
Armenia: Abdul Kerim occupies Karakilise, but Yudenich has assembled Baratov’s 22,000 men and 36 guns for counter-stroke (July 30) that begins to outflank Turk advance on August 4.
Gallipoli – Anzac bridgeheads: British 13th Division begins landing.
East Africa: Germans raise Siege of Saisi until next day. General Tighe cables War Office with 20,000 estimates of German strength (in reality just 800 soldiers).
Black Sea: Russians destroying so far 450 Turk sailing vessels.
USA: Government receives German note on sinking William P Frye, accepts compensation on August 10.