Timeline of July 1915

French anti-aircraft St.Etienne machine gun and searchlight on the second platform of the Eiffel Tower, 26 July 1915. From the French First World War Official Exchange Collection collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q93254, with my thanks.

French anti-aircraft St.Etienne machine gun and searchlight on the second platform of the Eiffel Tower, 26 July 1915. From the French First World War Official Exchange Collection collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q93254, with my thanks.

July 1915

DateEvents
1South African forces capture Otavifontein in German South West Africa
2British government forms Ministry of Munitions and passed Munitions of War Act
9German South West Africa capitulates to General Botha's South African forces
11German cruiser SMS "Konigsberg" destroyed by British monitors in Rufiji Delta
12British residency at Bushire in Persia attacked by Tangistani tribesmen
13German-Austrian offsenive begins on Eastern Front
14First meeting of a British Cabinet in which a premier of a Dominion is in attendance: Canadian PM Sir Robert Borden
14Sherif of Mecca begins negotiations with British concerning co-operation against the Turks
15National Registration Act becomes law in Britain
17Bulgaria signs alliance with Germany, Austria and Turkey: it is agreed they will have Albania after the war
18Second Battle of the Isonzo begins (ends 10 August)
22British forces capture Bukoba, Victoria Nyanza, in German East Africa (ends 23 July)
25British and Indian forces capture Nasiriyeh in Mesopotamia
25British and Greek givernments agree that Greece will have Mytilene (now in Turkish hands) after the war
29British and Russian co-opration established East Persia Cordon
30Pope sends appeal for peace to belligerent governments

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