Diary February 15, 1916

Captain Albert Ball

Captain Albert Ball became the first British pilot to be nationally acclaimed on account of his mounting score of air victories (44 until his death in May 1917).

Diary for Tuesday, February 15, 1916:

Air War

Western Front: Ball joins No 13 Squadron (BE2c artillery spotters).

Middle East

Persia: Anglo-Bakhtiari agreement for oilfield protection.

Neutrals

USA: Senator Root attacks foreign policy but Republicans promise support for anti-U-boat policy. Government announces merchant ships’ right to arm for self-defence. USNA cadet intake increased.

Home Fronts

Britain: Asquith Commons speech, increased taxation necessary; Kitchener in Lords on Mesopotamia.

Call of War
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