Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 21st, 1915

- At a meeting of the Italian cabinet today, Foreign Minister Sidney Sonnino, a leading voice for intervention on the side of the Entente, informs his colleagues for the first time of negotiations over the past month with Austria-Hungary.  He argues that the most recent offer from Austria-Hungary is not even close to sufficient, especially given that the Entente are willing to offer so much more.

- This morning a heavy storm lashes the islands off the mouth of the Dardanelles where the Entente forces are assembling for the planned landings on the Gallipoli peninsula.  Though the date for the operation had been set for April 23rd, the poor weather forces a postponement for forty-eight hours.

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