Diary for Saturday, August 21, 1915:
Gallipoli, Suvla bridgehead – Battle of Scimitar Hill and Western Hills: 4 British divisions fail to break through, lose 5,300 casualties, but Hamilton rejects proposed evacuation next day.
Allies declare blockade of Turk coasts from Samos Island to Egypt.
Gallipoli: 4 Royal Navy cruisers support Battle of Scimitar Hill and Western Hills (Suvla).
Britain declares cotton absolute contraband (France next day). Anglo-Danish (August 23) and Norwegian cotton agreements (August 31).