Diary for Friday, December 31, 1915:
East Africa: Lettow writes to Kaiser listing Gouverneur Schnee’s interferences (Berlin receives it in August 1916 and reprimands). He now has 14,298 troops (2,988 whites).
Pripet: Brusilov attack across river Styr at Chartorysk.
Britain: 6,000 pulmonary Tuberculosis cases discharged from HM Forces to date, TU (Trade Union) membership up 5% (to 4.3 millions), unemployment 1%, lowest since 1872; only 74 people claim employment relief (6,055 in December 1914). Imports up 18% on 1914, exports down 11 %. Net immigration 25,000 due to war.
Turkey: Kemal on sick leave, Constantinople.