Diary April 7, 1915
Diary for Wednesday, April 7, 1915:
Vice Admiral John M. De Robeck commanded the Allied fleet off Gallipoli. After the fleet breakthrough of the Dardanelles has failed, he refuses to continue the operation without sufficient ground troops.
Flanders: 1st Canadian Division transferred to Second Army, takes over vulnerable North Ypres salient from French.
Egypt: First units sail for Dardanelles, Hamilton sails for Lemnos next day. Skirmish northeast of Kantara.
North Sea: First successful attempt to direct naval gunfire by radio from an aircraft out of sight, RNAS from Eastchurch directs battleship HMS Revenge to score hits on Maplin Sands range.
Germany: Minority Socialist manifesto against the war.
Britain: War Office begins machinery census for munitions work.