Diary for Wednesday, March 15, 1916:
Major Baron Stotzingen Mission (aim to contact East Africa via radio from Arabia) leaves Berlin, arrives Constantinople on March 17, leaves by train on March 26.
Germany: Admiral Capelle succeeds Tirpitz as German Minister of Marine.
Britian: British notice diverts long distance Far East or Australia based ships to Cape route to avoid U-boats in Mediterranean.
Belgium: Germans order all Ghent University lectures in Flemish.
Mexico – US Army enters Mexico to pursue Villa: Brigade-General Pershing’s 6,000 cavalry plus first US military use of armed aircraft, 7th Cavalry (5 wounded of 370 troopers strength) disperse 380 Villalistas (91 casualties) at San Geronimo (March 29); six smaller fights in April.
Portugal: Dr Almeida forms ‘Sacred Union’ national ministry.
Britain: Board of Trade appeals for less meat consumption, and household fuel economy (March 29).