Diary for Friday, July 2, 1915:
Britain: Munitions of War Act passed and £250 million War Loan Act; 46,000 women munition workers enrolled in first week. Munitions Tribunals set up on July 12.
Argonne: Germans advance near Four De Paris, but repulsed near Blanleuil.
At Posen Kaiser backs Falkenhayn against Hindenburg and Ludendorff for Polish salient limited encirclement i.e. as far as Brest-Litovsk.
Isonzo: 2 Italian divisions attack Carso Plateau and taking 400 PoWs.
Persia: British begin East cordon to stop German parties reaching Afghanistan. 120 Cossack’s enter from Meshed on July 16 and engage one German party on July 30.
Royal Navy Lake Tanganyika Flotilla arrives at Cape Town for rail move to Belgian Congo, reaches Elizabethville (July 26).
Baltic: In fogbound action 4 Russian cruisers (Rurik hit) drive German minelayer Albatros onto east coast of Gotland (Sweden) and damage cruisers Roon and Augsburg while RN submarine E9 (Horton) torpedoes cruiser Prinz Adalbert in Gulf of Danzig.
North Sea: UC2 blows up on own mines off Yarmouth.
Aegean: RN repair ship Reliance mutiny at Mudros soon suppressed.
USA: Bomb destroys Senate reception room, planted by German Cornell University tutor who also shoots and wounds banker and British ally W Pierpont Morgan next day, committing suicide in jail on July 6.