Diary for Friday, October 8, 1915:
Gallipoli: Hamilton’s Suvla landings dispatch; storm damages Anzac and Suvla piers, more damage on October 27-31.
India: Minister and Viceroy consider asking for 2 Japanese divisions for Mesopotamia.
Northwest Frontier: 3rd Action at Hafiz Kor; British maul 9,000 Mohmands, armoured cars first used. Operations end on October 28.
Loos: BEF First Army repulse 4-divisions German counter-attack, battle officially ends, British capture trench near Cite St Eloi. French setback near Double Crassier (Loos).
Champagne: Unsuccessful German attack on Navarin Farm-Butte de Tahure.
Galicia: Brusilov takes 1,000 PoWs at Novo Alexinatz on border.
Serbia: Serb counter-attacks broken up by superior artillery as Mackensen builds up bridgeheads.
East Africa: CIGS (Chief of British Imperial General Staff) memo for Kitchener recommends 1 brigade and 10,000 reinforcements.
France: German airship LZ74 bombs rail targets. Returning to Darmstadt in dense fog she strikes a summit in the Eifel and is crippled.
Anglo-French Munitions Agreement. Chantilly Conference fixes Salonika Army at 150,000 soldiers.
Bulgaria: War Minister General Jekov named C-in-C.