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Diary September 29, 1915

Townshend's cavalry
Townshend’s cavalry on the way to Kut-el-Amara.
Diary for Wednesday, September 29, 1915:

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Townshend’s cavalry occupy Kut but ships stuck in falling river for two days.

Western Front

Flanders: Germans capture British trenches at Hooge, but next day BEF recaptures most back.
Artois: French briefly capture Vimy crest for third time.
Champagne: Germans retake Tantes trench in their second line.

Eastern Front

German Niemenarmee is now Eighth Army, original disbanded.

Sea War

North Sea: Harwich Force sweeps to Jutland Bank, sinks or captures 14 German fishing trawlers (until October 1). Another 15 trawlers captured by October 7; 12 of them sent to Dardanelles and Suez.

Politics

Greece: Prime Minister Venizelos proposes simultane­ous Greco-Bulgar demobiliza­tion.

Home Fronts

Russia: Interior Minister Prince Shcherbatov (resigns November 19) witnesses unprecedented disorderliness among 2,500 convalescing wounded at Orsha.

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