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Diary July 28, 1915

French grenadiers wearing gas masks
Painting about two French grenadiers wearing gas masks. Poison gas has added a new horror to warfare.
Diary for Wednesday, July 28, 1915:

Western Front

French adopt first gas mask and gas shell production begun on July 1.

Southern Fronts

Italians attack in Cordevole valley (Venetian Alps) until next day.

Sea War

Adriatic: 2 Austrian cruisers, 6 destroyers and torpedo boats sailed from Sebenico and shell Italian-held Pelagosa island and land 108 troops (12 casualties) who are repulsed for 2 weeks.

Air War

France: Germans bomb St Omer and on next day Nancy.

Home Fronts

Britain: Lloyd George says 20,000 volunteer munition workers found and 26 munition plants to be built.

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