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Diary March 27, 1915

Turkish cavalrymenin Armenia
Turkish cavalrymen advance through an Armenian village.
Diary for Saturday, Mach 27, 1915:

Middle East

Armenia­: Russians recapture Artvin on Upper Chorok. Turks evacuate Batumi on March 29.
Mahmud Kamil Pasha replaces Hasan Izzet Pasha as C-in-C but keeps same German CoS, Major Guse (for duration). His Third Army reinforced to 35,000 men.
Egypt: Royal Navy Division, French Division and 29th Division landing to re-stow equipment until March 29.

Western Front

Meuse: French advance at Les Eparges and repulse counter-attacks next day.

Sea War

Atlantic: Last German surface raider sinking of British ships until January 11, 1916.

Air War

Dardanelles: No 1 Kite-Balloon Section RNAS ordered to Dardanelles aboard ex-dredger Manica. Arrives at Mudros on April 9.

Politics

Austria: Government makes Trentino territorial concession to Italy.

Home Fronts

Britain: Press campaign starts on munitions shortage with Field Marshal French’s statement to The Times.
Germany: Tirpitz contacts Kaiser’s doctor to explore his Crown Prince Regency idea.
Turkey: Law for Encouraging Industry.

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