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Diary May 23, 1915


Italy at war
Italy at war: on the front page of an Italian newspaper Italian soldiers are storming across the Austrian border.
Diary for Sunday, May 23, 1915:

Southern Fronts

ITALY ENTERS WAR. Austrian guns in Carnic Alps fire first shots shortly before midnight.

Politics

ITALY DECLARES WAR ON AUSTRIA.
See also: Italian Army.
Allies warn Turkey on Armenian massacres.

Western Front

Flanders: Unsuccessful German counter-attack at Festubert.

Sea War

Dardanelles: Royal Navy submarine E11 (Nasmith) torpedoes Turk torpedo gunboat Pelngi Deria (salvaged) off Seraglio Point, Constantinople. Then, on May 25, torpedoes Turk transport Stamboul in Constantinople harbor, one of 8 victims on this cruise.

Air War

Italy: Italian air force has 6 squadrons of Bleriots, 4 squadrons of Nieuports, 4 squadrons of Farmans (total 79 operational aircraft); also 3 floatplanes.

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