Timeline of August 1915

A company of the 15th Sikhs returning from the line though a French village in August 1915. From the Royal Engineers Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q28804, with my thanks.

A company of the 15th Sikhs returning from the line though a French village in August 1915. From the Royal Engineers Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q28804, with my thanks.

August 1915

DateEvents
1British submarines raid Constantinople harbour
3Russian forces evacuate Van in Armenia: Turks occupy it on 5 August
5German forces capture Warsaw in Poland
6British forces land at Suvla Bay at Gallipoli, creating a third brideghead that is designed to link up with Anzac
8British forces occupy Bushire in South Persia
8Turkish battleship "Barbarrousse-Hairedine" is sunk by British submarine E11 in the Dardanelles
9Decisive day in battle for Sari Bair ridge at Gallipoli: Turks hold the ridge
12British aeroplane sinks Turkish ship in Dardanelles by launch of torpedo: first example
13Transport ship "Royal Edward" sunk with great loss of life by German submarine in Aegean
15National Register taken in Britain
16German submarine shells Lowca and Harrington in Cumberland
19German cruiser "Moltke" torpedoed by British submarine E1 in Gulf of Riga
21Italy declares war on Turkey
21First authenticated case of German submarine firing on a ship's crew in open boats
30British government says Allies could guarantee eventual freedom and self-determination of Bosnia, Herzegovina, South Dalmatia, Slavonia and Croatia, if Serbia agrees

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