Diary for Wednesday, July 7, 1915:
Joffre tells Allied conference at Chantilly that simultaneous attack on all four fronts would be the best strategy.
Artois: French advance at Souchez, but Germans recover trenches there next day, and French fall back south of it on July 11.
Poland: Russian Guard Corps (40,000 men and 128 guns) detrains at Kholm after 11-day transfer from Lomja.
Allied Chantilly Military Conference vainly urges Serbia to attack in support of Italy.
Adriatic: Italian cruiser Amalfi sunk off Venice by German coastal submarine UB14 (Heimburg) masquerading as Austrian U26.
Turkey: Trebizond’s 1,000 Armenian houses empty, only 100 out of 17,000 Armenians survive massacres by 15,000 Turkish troops until July 23.
Italy: Any factory may be taken for munitions.