by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent
The headlines and news, and opinion from The Daily Capital Journal:
TURK’S BATTLESHIP BOMBARDS RUSSIAN PORT ON BLACK SEA
Russian officialdom was not alarmed, but rejoiced, today at news that Turkey has finally become a participant in the European war.
Turkey’s decision to enter the war would result in the end of the Ottoman Empire, and the eventual partition of the Middle East among the victors in a disastrous series of agreements that would haunt the remainder of the Twentieth Century and lead inexorably to 9-11, the invasion of Iraq, and the ongoing problems in that part of the world.
LOSS IN TWO WEEKS IS ESTIMATED TO BE MORE THAN 200,000
The Germans having been heavily reinforced, fighting was resumed on the Franco-Belgian frontier.
The Belgians having cut the dikes of the lower Yser, the Germans had been drowned out of that district to the tune of a fierce Franco-British bombardment.
All along the western battle front the allies claimed substantial gains.
In the past fortnight, in the western fighting, 50,000 of the allies and between 150,000 and 200,000 Germans were said to have been killed, wounded or captured.