Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for December 2015

Posted on centenarynews.com on 31 December 2015
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On December 31st 2015, Dennis Cross published the latest instalment to his Centennial Countdown blog. Here's his email summary of the posting:

'At the end of 1915, the Allies are on the defensive.  On the Gallipoli Peninsula they conduct a successful evacuation of Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay, while in Mesopotamia they prepare to defend a siege at Kut Al Amara.  On the Western Front, General Haig replaces General French as Commander of the British Expeditionary Force.  In the Mediterranean a German submarine torpedoes and sinks the Pacific & Orient liner Persia, killing two Americans including the American consul in Aden.  A British armored cruiser blows up at its berth in Cromarty Firth.  In his State of the Union message to the opening session of Congress, President Wilson outlines his military preparedness policy, opposes borrowing money to pay the nation's bills, and warns against disloyal Americans.  The president remarries and goes on a honeymoon trip with his new wife.  Colonel House embarks on another diplomatic mission to Europe.  Henry Ford’s “Peace Ship” sails to Europe to stop the war, but the war goes on.'

The full blog can be read here