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Diary January 11, 1915

German infantry dressed for the trenches
Three members of the German infantry dressed for the trenches. They wear waterproof over trousers and carry extra ammunition in cotton bandoleers.
War Diary World War One for Monday, January 11, 1915:

Western Front

Aisne: German reinforce­ments counter-attack north of Soissons; river bursts its banks carrying away French-held bridges.
Champagne: Heavy fighting round Beausejour Farm.

African Fronts

South Africa: Last Transvaal rebels’ capture announced.

Sea War

Mediterranean: Admiral Carden assesses step-by-step naval attack on Dardanelles as practicable.

Politics

Austria: Count Tisza refuses German Ambassador’s request to buy off Italy with territory, proposes Foreign Minister Berchtold’s dismissal to Emperor.
Britain: Government loans Romania £5 million. Grey offers Venizelos Asia Minor territory for aiding Serbia but Greece declines, repeated on January 23 but refused again on January 29.

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