Diary for Thursday, March 23, 1916:
Mediterranean: U35 sinks 13,543t British Transport Minneapolis (12 lives lost) 195 miles east of Malta. First Pola-built U-boat in service; coastal submarine UB UB42.
Somme: British trench raid at Gommecourt.
Western Russia: 300 men of Baluyev’s V Corps freeze to death.
Mesopotamia: Kut’s two 5-inch guns with the help of air observers disable 2 Turk siege guns.
Lloyd George addresses Paris Economic Conference. King George V receives General Cadorna. Allies reject US 18 January Lansing note.