Diary for Tuesday, June 22, 1915:
AUSTRIAN SECOND ARMY RETAKES LEMBERG: Mackensen made Field Marshal.
Trentino: Italians repel Austrians at Freikofel.
Southeast Cameroons: 400 Franc-Belgians occupy Assobam and Lomie (June 24).
Lake Victoria: Brigade-General Stewart’s 1,600 British soldiers in 7 steamers (240-mile voyage) raid, capture and loot port Bukoba, destroy radio station (the only communication link to Berlin) with fort and take one gun until next day.
Russian asks Romania price of intervention (evasive reply on June 30).
Turkey cedes Thracian border strip to Bulgaria.
La Liberte papal interview causes Allied fury when Pope allegedly equates Lusitania sinking with blockade suffering.
USA: Broadway musical The Ziegfeld Follies opens.
Britain: Swinton’s memo ‘The Necessity for Machine Gun Destroyers’ sent to War Office who send specifications to Landships committee (July 1).