Diary for Saturday, July 17, 1915:
Russian Corps report: ‘Superhuman efforts were required to keep the men in the trenches’.
Gallipoli – Helles bridgehead: GOC VIII Corps Hunter-Weston invalided out with sunstroke (Davies succeeds).
South and Southeast Cameroons: French occupy Bitam, capture Bertua, occupy Dume (July 25) and Abong Mabang (July 29).
Bulgaria: Central Powers’ secret treaty with Bulgaria, latter declares continued neutrality but receives 600 square miles of frontier territory from Turkey on July 22. Bulgar Prime Minister says no intention of joining Central Powers or attacking Serbia on July 31.
Britain: Women’s ‘Right to Serve’ march in London.