Diary for Saturday, April 15, 1916:
Mesopotamia, Kut: Air food supply drops start (9 planes max) drop 16,800lb (until April 29) in 140 flights. 3rd Division takes Bait Aisa (south bank) in heavy thunderstorm.
North Sea: French ‘battleplane’ fires 16 cannon shells at German patrol craft from height of only 300 ft.
Verdun: French reoccupy trenches at Douaumont, taking 200 PoWs.
Northern Rhodesia: Northey issues prelim orders to column commanders.
France: Public dispensary and anti-TB (tuberculosis) measures.
Canada: 309,000 enlisted to date.