New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915 eBook

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    We are coming, Mother, coming
      O’er the seas—­your Younger Sons! 
    From the mighty-mouthed Saint Lawrence
      Or where sacred Ganges runs,
    We are coming for your blessing
      By a ritual of guns!

    We are coming, Mother, coming
      On the way our fathers came! 
    For their spirits rise to beckon
      At the whisper of your name;
    And we come that you may knight us
      By your accolade of flame!

    We are coming, Mother, coming! 
      For the death is less to feel
    Than to hear you call unanswered? 
      ’Tis the Saxon’s old appeal,
    And we come to prove us worthy
      By its ordeal of steel!

Chronology of the War

Showing Progress of Campaigns on All Fronts and Collateral Events from Jan. 31, 1915, up to and Including Feb. 28, 1915.

Continued from the last Number.

CAMPAIGN IN EASTERN EUROPE

Feb. 1—­Russians retake Borjimow trenches and capture men of Landsturm; severe cold hampers operations in Galicia.

Feb. 2—­Germans advance, with heavy losses, southward toward the Vistula and eastward between Bejoun and Orezelewo.

Feb. 3—­Russians again pour into Hungary as Austrians yield important positions; German position north of the Vistula is insecure.

Feb. 4—­Von Hindenburg hurls 50,000 men at Russian lines near Warsaw.

Feb. 5—­Russians reported to have killed 30,000 Germans under Gen. Mackensen; Russians recapture Gumine.

Feb. 6—­General German offensive is looked for; Russians shift troops in East Galicia and Bukowina.

Feb. 7—­Germans rush reinforcements to East Prussia; second line of trenches pierced by Russians near Borjimow; Austrians resume attacks on Montenegrin positions on the Drina.

Feb. 8—­Russian cavalry sweeps northward toward East Prussia; Russians move their right wing forward in the Carpathians but retire in Bukowina; Germans shift 600,000 troops from Poland to East Prussia, using motor cars; Italians say that 15,000 Germans died in attempting to take Warsaw.

Feb. 9—­Austro-German forces attack Russians at three points in the Carpathians; Russians begin the evacuation of Bukowina, where Austrians have had successes; Russians make a wedge in East Prussia across Angorapp River.

Feb. 10—­Fierce fighting in the Carpathian passes; Russians are retreating from Bukowina.

Feb. 11—­Russians fall back in Mazurian Lake district; they still hold Czernowitz.

Feb. 12—­Von Hindenburg, as a result of a several days’ battle, wins a great victory over the Tenth Russian Army in the Mazurian Lake region, part of the operations taking place under the eyes of the Kaiser; more than 50,000 prisoners are taken, with fifty cannon and sixty machine guns; the Russians retreat in disorder across the frontier, their loss in killed and wounded being estimated at 30,000; a second line of defense is being strengthened by the Russians; Paris announces the complete failure of German offensive in Poland.

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