Diary for Friday, April 9, 1915:
German CoS Falkenhayn decides to attack in the East; Kaiser sanctions on April 13. 8 divisions from Western Front ordered to move to the East on April 15. Mackensen to lead new Eleventh Army from April 16.
Carpathians: Russian advance resumes, gains mountain crest for 70 miles (ca. 113 km) from Dukla to Uzsok Pass (fighting until April 14).
Meuse-Argonne: French offensive renewed. French storm Les Eparges crest. Unsuccessful German counterattacks on April 11.
Flanders: French sink rafts laden with German assault troops attacking St Jacques Capelle, south of Dixmude.
Germany: Government protests to the USA over sending absolute contraband to Allies.