Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 23rd, 1915

- For the past ten days the German Army of the Niemen has been advancing in Courland.  Despite the relatively small size of the German force (as compared with the armies advancing under Gallwitz and Mackensen to the south), the Army of the Niemen has been able to take advantage of both the low troop density and Russian disorganization to make significant progress, and today they seize the town of Szawle and defeat a Russian force nearby.

- Along the Isonzo the fighting around Monte San Michelle dies down today, both sides being exhausted after five days of constant combat.  Instead the Italians shift the focus of their attacks southwards, attempting to break through the Austro-Hungarian lines between the villages of Selz and Vermegliano.

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