4091 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
May 25.-Military Compulsion Bill becomes a law in England, affecting men
between eighteen and forty-one.
May 26.-Bulgarian troops enter Greece
and take possession of several forts.
May 29.-Officials announce in London that
forty-four air attacks have been made on
England since war began, resulting in 409
dead and 1,005 injured, also, in three
attacks by German warships, 141 were
killed and 611 injured.
May 31.-British and German fleets meet
in battle off Jutland, Denmark. British
lose fourteen war vessels and Germans
eleven. 9,500 lives lost.
June 4.-Russians under Brussiloff begin
new offensive, capture 13,000 Austrians
along 332 mile front.
June 5.-British cruiser Hampshire sunk
by mine off Orkney Islands on way to
Russia. Lord Kitchener, Secretary of
War, and entire staff, lost. Russians take
Lutsk and 15,000 Austrians.
June 7.-Germans occupy Fort Vaux, five
miles southeast of Verdun.
June 9.-Italian transport Principe Umberto sunk by submarine in Adriatic.
June 10.-Salandra Government resigns in
Italy. Dubno, with 35,000 Austrians,
captured by Russians.
June 12.-Germans penetrate advance positions, four miles from Verdun.
June 14.-Encounter between Russian and
German battleships in Baltic.
June 15.-French win back Le Mort Homme
and Cailette Wood. Boselli, new Italian
Premier, forms cabinet.
June 17.-Russians under General Lechitsky
June 18.-Radziviloff, twelve miles northeast of Brody, taken by Russians.
June 21.-Russians occupy Radautz.
June 24.-Victor Chapman, American aviator in France, killed while flying over
June 28.-Germans remove 300,000 men
from Verdun front for service on the
June 29.-Sir Roger Casement is found
guilty of high treason, and sentenced to
die on August 3.
July 1.-Italians regain one-third of territory lost since May 13. Franco-British
offensive begins north and south of the
Somme River and French advance.
July 3.-Russian left wing advances to
within twenty miles of Lemberg.
July 7.-Russians begin offensive on Riga
July 8.-Allies abandon Declaration of
London and revert to blockade principles
as provided by international law.
July 9. - German merchant submarine
Deutschland arrives at Baltimore from
July 10.-French aeroplanes from Saloniki
raid Sofia and Monastir. English capture three towns and 6,000 prisoners on
July 15.-Cossacks cross Carpathians and
July 18.-England publishes names of
eighty-two firms as black list.
July 21.-British take two more towns on
July 25.-Crisis in British cabinet over provisional scheme for Home Rule in Ireland.
July 27.-U.S. protests against British
blacklist as illegal.
July 28.-Charles Fryatt, British sea captain, executed by Germans for trying to
ram a submarine in March, 1915. Russians capture Brody.
July 29.-French establish new line south
of Somme and bombard Peronne. German airships raid east coast of England.
Aug. 3.-Sir Roger Casement is hanged.
Aug. 4.-Turkish troops attack British positions in Egypt, but are repulsed with
heavy losses. French recapture Thiaumont.
Aug. 6.-British troops advance 500 yards
from Pozieres. Baron Wimborne appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Aug. 7.-Turks recapture Bitlis in Asia
Minor from Russian troops. Austrian
aeroplanes raid Venice.