Diary for Tuesday, March 28, 1916:
Flanders: Haig writes ‘all reports agree as to the efficiency of the 3-in Stokes mortar’.
Galicia: Russian success north of Bojan.
Black Sea: Russian torpedo boats sink 10 Turk vessels and destroy munition depot.
Britain: Under-Secretary for War H J Tennant defends Royal Aircraft Factory: ‘We do not produce quantities (of aircraft and aero engines) there, and it is not a manufacturing plant’. Critics demand to know why then Factory employs 3,000 skilled workmen.
Russo-Chinese Agreement for former to build 460-mile Manchurian railway.
Germany: Reichstag Conservatives vote for immediate unrestricted U-boat warfare.