21st May, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY – in response to Italy’s decision to enter the war, threatening the Austro-Hungarian borders in the Alps – the deutsches Alpenkorps, under the command of Generalleutnant Konrad Krafft von Delmensingen, the former chief of staff of the Bavarian Army and a noted mountain warfare expert.

http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/alpkorps.htm

Law and Order: In Norway’s Oslofjorden, the Bastøy Boys are revolting.

http://www.norskfolkemuseum.no/en/Exhibits/Previous-exhibits/Bad-boy-Bastoy-juvenile-correction-facility/

War!

On the (British) Home Front – Under pressure to form a new coalition government, the Liberal Leader, Asquith, is persuaded to remove Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty. (Burg & Purcell].

 

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