Great War events that took place on 7 January.
1915 (Thursday)[edit source | hide | hide all]
1916 (Friday)[edit source | hide]
- Russians storm Chartorysk.
- Sir Ian Hamilton's despatch on Suvla Bay published.
- Embarkation of French and English at Seddul-Bahr (Dardanelles) begins, after repulse of a Turkish attack.
- General Aylmer defeats Turks at Sheikh-Saad.
- Count Bernstorff presents a memorandum on submarine policy to USA Government.
- Great Britain arranges to ration Holland.
Notes[edit source | hide]
- The Note admits that a belligerent Power should interfere with neutral trade only when its national safety demands it, but holds that this does not exclude the right to interfere with contraband destined for the enemy. It is further admitted that foodstuffs should not be detained without a presumption that they are intended for the armed forces of the enemy, but it is added that Britain can give no unconditional undertaking to observe this principle in view of the methods of warfare followed by the Central Powers. The Note insists on the necessity, under modern conditions, of bringing ships into port for examination. It is pointed out that Britain's policy has been forced upon her by the growing danger that neutral countries will become bases of military supplies for the enemy.
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.