Monday, October 19, 2015

Today -100: October 19, 1915: A small group of men has landed the nations over there in this awful cataclysm


Russia’s new minister of justice, Aleksandr Khvostov (the NYT wrongly says interior minister), is investigating the occult German forces who are doubtless behind the series of recent riots.

Harriot Stanton Blatch has returned from Europe more convinced than ever of the necessity for women’s suffrage: “No one can go to Europe without realizing that a small group of men has landed the nations over there in this awful cataclysm.”

The German people are focusing on the Balkans as the key to the outcome of the war, one way or the other, now that the Western Front is recognized as being completely stalemated.

Turkey bans the Red Cross from coming to help the (remaining) Armenian people.

Britain removes Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton from command of the Gallipoli expedition, replaces him with Maj. Gen. Sir Charles Carmichael Monro.

Serbia complains to the US that German troops are massacring Serb civilians.


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