Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23rd, 1914

- The British government announces a further tightening of the blockade of Germany by declaring additional items to now be contraband and subject to seizure.  New to the list are all types of rubber, whether raw or wast, and all elements used in the production explosives.

- The French Parliament today votes to hand over even more powers to Joffre and the French Army.  Within the 'Zone of Armies' along and near the front, the power of the French Army is supreme and cannot be interfered with by civilians - politicians are even forbidden to visit the front line.

- In the Caucasus the Ottoman X Corps today seizes the town of Oltu, its first objective.  However, given low supplies and appalling weather conditions, the advance of X Corps and the neighbouring IX Corps are already behind schedule.

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