January 28, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

Bloody losses are reported by the Capital Journal:

Birthday of Kaiser Bloody Day for Army
GERMAN LOSSES IN FRANCE ESTIMATED AT OVER 20,000
Three Day Fight at Craonne Resulted In Loss of Over 10,000
BIRTHDAY OF KAISER BLOODY DAY FOR ARMY
German War Office Denies Report and Says Reverse Is True

The birthday of the kaiser was a bloody day for the German army. The hillsides about Craonne and other points on the battlefield are declared to be covered with dead and wounded, the victims of desperate efforts to achieve a brilliant victory and signalize the emperor’s fifty-sixth anniversary. Today there was a noticeable lull in all the regions which saw such furious attacks a few hours ago. Today the dead were being buried and ambulances were bearing away the wounded victims.

The Oregon Statesman reported Turkish efforts to seize the Suez Canal:

SUEZ CANAL THREATENED
Ottoman Advance Guard Has Skirmish With British Outposts
MACHINE GUNS DEADLY
Djemal Pasha Has Army of Three Corps

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