Diary for Wednesday, August 4, 1915:
Trentino: Austrians destroy Lizzan fortress near Rovereto. Italians occupy Col di Lana (Cordevole, Venetian Alps).
Greece: Joffre agrees to send French mission to Saloniki to assess its harbor and rail facilities.
Canadian Minister of Militia and Defense in France until August 14.
East Persia: 300 Indian troops reach Seistan near Afghanistan.
North Sea: First Sea Lord visits Harwich Force.
Dardanelles: British sub E7 caught in nets and mined (loss announced on September 17).
Belgium: German police arrest British Nurse Edith Cavell in Brussels for helping more than 200 Allied servicemen to escape.
Coalminers strike, are fired on. Penalties for refusing to work for Germans.
Romania: £4 millions military spending voted, 10 reservist classes mobilize (August 7), refuses to let German munitions pass to Turkey (August 10).
Britain: St Paul’s Cathedral first war anniversary service. Losses until today: 381,982 (75,957 killed).