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Diary March 11, 1916


USS Nevada
Battleship USS Nevada after completion.
Diary for Saturday, March 11, 1916:

Neutrals

USA: 14-inch-gun battleship Nevada completed, she and her sister ship Oklahoma (finished May 2) have heavy deck armour and centralized fire control. Larger Pennsylvania and Arizona follow on June 12 resp. October 17.

Southern Fronts

Italian Front: Fifth Battle of the Isonzo (until March 15-16) begun to help French at Verdun with 7 corps and 2 Alpini groups, but snow and rain a handicap that ends it prematurely.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Gorringe replaces Aylmer as GOC Tigris Corps.

African Fronts

East Africa: Tighe’s British 2nd Division (270 casualties) takes Latema Nek (al Kilimanjaro, until March 12) from Major Kraut’s 1,000 men (123+ casualties).

Politics

Denmark: Scandinavian kings reaffirm neutrality at Copenhagen.

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