January 13, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

War-related headlines from the Capital Journal’s front page:

SEVERE FIGHTING STILL CONTINUES DESPITE WATHER
French War Office Admits Loss of Some Ground Near Soissons
GERMANS AND AUSTRIANS IN ITALY REGISTERED
Latest Casualty List Shows 840,343 Prussians Killed or Wounded

GERMAN ADVANCES ARE REPORTED IN BERLIN DISPATCH
Capture of a Series of French Trenches at LaBasse Is Announced
RUSSIANS HAVE RENEWED FIGHTING AT CAUCASUS
Turks Credited With Occupying Important Persian City After Battle

The Oregon Statesman‘s “Synopsis of the War Situation” reports the following:

Most of the fighting in the western arena has centered in the region of Soissons, where the Germans have delivered a violent bombardment and inaugurated a strong attack which, so far as latest advices indicate, has not yet terminated.

The situation in Russian Poland is virtually at a standstill except in the extreme south where the Russians have been attempting to force a crossing of the Nida river. The fighting in this region apparently has been severe, as the Austrians report a violent artillery fire, the repulse of the Rjssian troops and hundreds of casualties.

At the same time Austria reports some success for her own troops at this point.

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