Diary for Saturday, March 11, 1916:
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.
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.
Mesopotamia: Gorringe replaces Aylmer as GOC Tigris Corps.
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).
Denmark: Scandinavian kings reaffirm neutrality at Copenhagen.