Sunday, September 04, 2016

Today -100: September 4, 1916: All saved; all well


Britain and France, while working at bullying Greece into joining the Entente, in the meanwhile demand control of Greece’s mail service, telegraph, and wireless, claiming that Germany has been hearing details of Allied troop movements through them. They also want German agents expelled from the country and punishment for Greeks who aided them.

Following last month’s clash between Chinese and Japanese troops in Eastern Mongolia, Japan makes several demands on China, including the withdrawal of Chinese troops from the district, indemnities, the granting to Japan of police authority in Inner Mongolia and South Manchuria, Japanese military “advisers” to the Chinese Army and military inspectors in Chinese schools, etc.

Ernest Shackleton retrieves the men he left on Elephant Island, Antarctica. “All saved; all well,” he telegraphs.


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