Diary for Saturday, February 27, 1915:
Champagne: Beausejour captured by French but only 1,000 German PoWs taken since February 16.
Flanders: First Territorial division joins BEF, 46th (North Midland). Field Marshal French writes to his mistress ‘I have more trouble with the War Office than I do with the Germans’.
Vosges: French 66th Division vainly attacks Hartmann-Sweilerkopf despite help of 53 guns.
Carpathians: Renewed Austrian offensive (Second Army joins) soon loses impetus in early thaw, gains only 10 miles (ca. 16 km) until March 5.
East Africa: Admiralty formally declare blockade.
Britain: Wyldbore-Smith (Chairman International Supply Commission) comments on Russian secrecy and lack of co-ordination in making orders.
France: Nord Department Prefect Trepont taken hostage to Germany.
Germany: 2nd War Loan.
France: Moulin Rouge in Paris burnt down.