Great War events that took place on 5 January.
1915 (Tuesday)[edit source | hide | hide all]
1916 (Wednesday)[edit source | hide]
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- The city was occupied by Russian forces before the outbreak of the War.
- The Military Service Bill, introduced by Mr. Asquith to redeem his pledge on 2 November, 1915, that married men would not be called up until after single men, provided that unattested single men and childless married men of military age should be regarded as having attested; that service should be for the duration of the war; that Ireland should be exempted.
- The German Government in autumn of 1915 accused the crew of the British auxiliary cruiser "Baralong" of shooting the crew of a U-boat, sunk on 19 August, 1915. Sir Edward Grey offered to submit the case to an impartial tribunal, if the Germans would submit three specific cases of outrages by German sailors to the same tribunal. The Germans rejected this offer on 14 January, 1916, on the grounds that the cases had already been investigated in Germany.
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.