June 7, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

From the front page of today’s Capital Journal:

RUMORS OF PEACE CAUSE QUIET STIR IN GERMAN CIRCLES
Diplomacy May At Last Come Into Its Own and End European Struggle
FOREIGN BANKERS HAVE BEGUN TO DECRY WAR
Note To Germany Held Up But Firm Content of Dispatch is Unchanged

THOUSANDS OF MEN TO BE SACRIFICED TO DEFEAT TURKS
England’s Indian Troops Distinguish Themselves in Furious Charge

BRITISH AIR CRAFT TURNS TURTLE AS ZEPPELIN EXPLODES
Five Killed and 40 Injured In Last Night’s Raid Upon England
SIX BOMBS FALL UPON HUGE GERMAN AIRSHIP
Air Engagements Overshadow Activities On Land and Sea Today

FRENCH FIGHT GAS BOMBS WITH LIQUID FIRE SAYS BERLIN
Many Germans In Trenches Burned To Death Before They Could Retreat
SOUCHEZ SUGAR MILL AGAIN CENTER OF FIGHT
Austrians and Italians In Midst of Heavy Fighting Along Isonzo

“French Fight Gas Bombs With Liquid Fire” reports an early use of the flamethrower. Interested readers might be interested in the BBC Time Team episodes “The Somme’s Secret Weapon,” which describes the archeological research that led to the discovery of a British super weapon.

With the allies mired down at Gallipoli, the headline read”

DARDANELLES CANNOT BE TAKEN BY ALLIES SAYS TURKISH LEADER
Enver Pasha Says Turks Stronghold Has the Strength of Gibraltar – Submarines Will Stab Russian Transports Before They Reach Land – Italy’s Intervention Now Considered Serious Element by Idol of Ottoman Troops

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