Diary for Thursday, May 6, 1915:
Gallipoli – Helles bridgehead: Second Battle of Krithia until May 8. 25,000 Allies with 105 guns gain only 600 yards (0.55 km) for 6,500 casualties.
Mesopotamia: Royal Navy sending 12 river gunboats.
Southwest Africa: Botha occupies Karibib rail junction after 40-mile desert march. Colonial Minister statement to British Parliament on German well poisoning.
East Africa: 25th Royal Fusiliers (1166 volunteers) land at Mombasa.
Ionian Sea: Austrian cruiser Novara escapes French warships off Cephalonia, having successfully towed and released German UB8. Austrian destroyer Triglar tows German coastal submarine UB7 through Otranto Straits night 15/16. UB3 towed from Pola on May 23, but lost without trace.
France: Churchill in Paris for secret Anglo-Italian naval talks (convention ends on May 10).