June 5, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

From the day’s news as reported in The Daily Capital Journal:

AMERICAN DOLLAR HAS MORE POWER ABROAD THAN AMERICAN CANNON
German financiers In United States Send Message of Conciliation to Fatherland With Special Emissary – This Country Destined To Become the Financial Center of World At Close of War and Europe Must Bank Here

RUSSIA REFUSES TO MAKE CONCESSIONS OF TERRITORY TO RUMANIA
Little Mountain Kingdom May Not Enter War On Side of Allies Is Report

KAISER STRIKING AT ENEMIES WITH ENTIRE RESOURCES
Land, Air and Submarine Forces Determined to Turn Tide of War
LONDON AND PARIS ARE EXPECTING AIR RAIDS
Desperate Attempt To Overwhelm Enemies With Last Desperate Rush

KNIVES, FISTS AND TEETH USED IN HOT HAND TO HAND CLASH
Thousands of Dead Left On Field After Furious Stabbing Affray In Darkness of Souchez Sugar Mill – German War Office Admits That French Hold Position “Temporarily” – Has Changed Hands Many Times in Last Week

Souchez was a component of the Second Battle of Artois, fought between the 9th of May and the 18th of June. The battle ended in a stalemate, with the French and British suffering 130,000 casualties and the Germans 73,000 casualties.

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