Diary January 20, 1915

burning observation balloon
Sitting ducks for enemy planes, the crew of observation balloons were among the lucky few to be issued with parachutes.
War Diary World War One for Wednesday, January 20, 1915:

Air War

Western Front: Captain Happe and Sergeant Labouchere in Voisin plane destroy a German kite balloon at Neider Morschweiler with air-to-air bomb and 250 aerodarts.

Home Fronts

Turkey: Talaat Bey puts Kemal Bey in command of Constantinople food supply, poor mostly maize. Official war bread sold at inflated prices until February 1916.

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