The Great War:On This Day
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Great War events on this day, 24 January
1915 (Sunday)[edit source | hide]
- Battle of the Dogger Bank.[note 1] (See Naval Battle in the North Sea).
- German airship PL–19 is brought down near Libau.
- Lieut-General Sir A.J. Murray resign as Chief of the General Staff, British Expeditionary Force in France.
- Lieut-General Sir W. Robertson resigns as Quartermaster General, British Expeditionary Force in France.
- Maritz and Kemp repulsed at Upington.
- Publication of letter by Mr. Bryan refuting charge that USA Government had shown partiality to the Entente.
- British Government offer Greek Government concessions in Asia Minor in return for help to Serbia.
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- The German cruiser Blücher was sunk, and two battler-cruisers, with several smaller vessels, were damaged. No British ships were lost, but the battle-cruiser Lion, Vice-Admiral Beatty's flagship, was put out of action and had to be towed to harbour.
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.