Diary March 7, 1915

Humor from Heinrich Zille

Heinrich Zille, known for his realistic drawings from the Berlin workers and poor environment, pleased with his humor also the German soldiers in World War One with the brochure ‘Vadding in France’.

Diary for Sunday, March 7, 1915:

Western Front

Champagne: French 64th Brigade secures small part of Sabot Wood, fighting until March 15.

Sea War

Dardanelles: 6 Anglo-French battleships (2 hit) engage Narrows’ forts, apparently silence two of them.
Black Sea: ­Russian squadron shells Eregli and Zonguldak, sink 7 steamers and 1 sailing ship. Russian submarine Nerpa off Bosphorus for first time.

Air War

North Sea: 6 Royal Navy Air Service aircraft bomb Ostend.

Politics

Greece: Government protests against British occupation of the island of Lemnos. British government pleads military necessity on March 9 and guarantees its return on March 20.

Home Fronts

Britain: Asquith calls Churchill ‘far the most disliked man in the Cabinet by his colleagues’.
King lends York House to Kitchener.
‘Flu epidemic in London.

Call of War
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