Diary June 12, 1915

Austria-Hungarian soldier with an AA-MG
An Austria-Hungarian soldier with an AA-MG on the Isonzo front.
Diary for Saturday, June 12, 1915:

Southern Fronts

Carnic Alps: Italians occupy two passes and repel Austrian attacks on June 25.
Isonzo: Italians attack Hill 383 seven times.

Eastern Front

Poland: Gas aids Germans advance almost 4 miles (6.44 km) on river Bzura despite 350 own gas casualties.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Nixon asks for more aircraft (2 RFC Egypt flights allotted by June 30), also more medical personnel. Townshend reaches Bombay for sick leave (July 11) after falling victim like 1,100 of his men at Amara.

African Fronts

Cameroons: 200 Germans capture Allied food convoy. Dobell cables War Office that sickness and rainy season will preclude large operations till November, suggests starving out Germans. War Office agrees on June 15. Allies withdraw 12 miles (ca. 19 km) to Wumbiagas, repel Germans from there and So Dibanga (June 14-15).


Britain: Government informs Germany via US Ambassador that U-boat PoWs now treated as ordinary ones.


USA: By now film Guarding Old Glory released.

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