Diary for Wednesday, February 24, 1915:
Germans cross river Niemen near Sventsiansk.
Meuse: French artillery in successful counter-battery operations. Fighting at Les Eparges.
Adriatic: First French warship lost, destroyer Dague mined off Antivari, Montenegro.
Britain: Lloyd George suggests Mesopotamia ‘Merely a side issue’, whole force should go to Dardanelles. Churchill disagrees. Kitchener again against sending land forces including 29th Division.
Britain: Government rejects Russian London Ambassador’s forwarded request to supply Zeitun Armenians with arms.
Austria: Government takes over all grain and flour stocks.
Britain: Second Territorial Division (North Midland, later becomes British 48th division) leaves for France.