9th May 1915 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in New York – Hy Turkin, baseball encyclopedia editor.



Western Front: At the Battle of Aubers Ridge, British forces attack the German line in support of the larger, French led offensive to the south – the Second Battle of Artois. “This battle [of Aubers Ridge] was an unmitigated disaster for the British army. No ground was won and no tactical advantage gained. It is doubted if it had the slightest positive effect on assisting the main French attack 15 miles (24 km) to the south”. [Wikipedia]. There are over 11,000 British casualties. Four Victoria Crosses are later awarded.



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