Friday, October 02, 2015

Today -100: October 2, 1915: Oh, Bulgaria

British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey tells Parliament that German officers are arriving in Bulgaria to lead its army, in a probable sign that Bulgaria will soon enter the war.

Britain claims to have developed a range of techniques which have defeated the German u-boat campaign, and to have sunk 50 to 70 subs (there was, supposedly, a recent secret dinner party to celebrate the 50th sinking)(actually they haven’t sunk half that many). It’s true that the height of effectiveness of the German u-boats is now past (and that’s before depth charges began to be used against them in 1916).

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