Diary March 12, 1916
Diary for Sunday, March 12, 1916:
Grand Admiral Tirpitz (middle), the creator of the German fleet, with the Kasier (left) and Admiral von Holtzendorff, the resigned Fleet Commander (serious illness).
Germany: TIRPITZ RESIGNS.
Adriatic: Admiral Haus memo to Conrad prevents Austrian Fleet making a ‘ruthless undertaking’ with Army’s planned Tyrol offensive, cites 25 or more narrow escapes by cruisers and below from Allied submarines.
France: Allied Chantilly conference decides on status quo for Salonika; Italians say offensive in Albania impossible.
Italian Front: Italian artillery action on Middle Isonzo.
Persia: Baratov occupies Karind, west of Kermanshah.
Afghanistan: Amir tells Hentig Mission he will allow c.20,000 Turco-Germans to attack Baluchistan, but Britain has given 40,000 rupees.
France: Allied Chantilly Conference decides on March 13 for summer offensives.