Diary for Tuesday, July 6, 1915:
Entire BEF now equipped with sack-like ‘Hypo Helmet‘, a crude counter-measure against tear gas (T-Stoff) shells.
Flanders: Kitchener visits the front until July 8. British storm trenches between Boesinghe and Ypres.
Meuse: Slight German gains at Vaux Fery near St Mihiel.
Isonzo: 8 Austrian divisions and 350 guns face 18 Italian divisions with 700 guns but morale of former boosted by defensive success.
Southwest Africa: Botha gives Governor Seitz draft surrender terms and deadline July 9, 2am.
East Africa: British monitors Severn and Mersey (hit twice, 3 killed) fire 635 rounds at German light cruiser Königsberg (hit 6 times) in 8-hour action.
Anglo-French Calais Conference until next day.