Great War events that took place on 29 January.
1915 (Friday)[edit source | hide | hide all]
- Walney Island battery (Barrow-in-Furness) shelled by German submarine. First operation of German submarines in the Irish Sea.
- British repulse German attack at Cuinchy (south-west of La Bassée).
- Failure of German attempts to cross the Aisne near Soissons.
- Continued heavy fighting between Dukla and Wyszkov Passes; Russians losing ground.
- Russians advance towards Tilsit.
- German torpedo-boat sunk by Russian submarine off Cape Moen, Denmark.
- Greek Government decline to intervene on behalf of Serbia (see 24, 25 January and 15 February).
Acknowledgements[edit source | hide]
Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Great War:On This Day. The majority of events, additional notes and other appendices such as statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from reprints of the following copyright-expired publications:
- Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III (1918-1920). Lord Edward Gleichen. Constable & Company, London.
- History of the Great War – Principle Events 1914-1918. (1922). The Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. HMSO, London.