13th May, 1915 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Valle de Zaragoza, in the state of Chihuahua – Francisco Avitia Tapia (“El Charro Avitia”), Mexican singer and actor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Avitia

War!

The (British) Home Front: The British government decides to intern all residents who are citizens of military service age from enemy countries  [Burg & Purcell].

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/research-faculties-and-institutes/art-design-humanities/history-research-group/internment-during-the-first-world-war-a-mass-global-phenomenon—conference.aspx

War at Sea (the Dardanelles) – in the early hours before daylight, the Turkish destroyer Muavenet-i Milliye  slips through British naval defences off Cape Helles and successfully torpedoes HMS Goliath, which sinks in minutes, drowning 570 of her 700 strong crew.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Goliath_%281898%29

Western Front: The english war poet Julian Grenfell is struck and mortally wounded by a shell-splinter to the head while monitoring enemy troop movements, dying nearly two weeks later.

http://www.warpoets.org/poets/julian-grenfell-1888-1915/

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