Diary for Wednesday, March 3, 1915:
Flanders: 1st Canadian Division enters line, takes over Fleurbaix sector south of Armentieres, aids Neuve Chapelle attack on March 10.
Artois: German division counter-attack retakes Lorette ridge crest and drives French into Buvigny Wood, but French recover most ground until March 5.
Persia: c. 800 British soldiers with 4 guns lose 189 men and 1 gun as casualties to Turco-Arab force (c. 800-900 casualties) in vain attack near Ahwaz.
Britain: British War Council discuss Constantinople’s future, Churchill even suggests hiring Turk Army as mercenaries against Austria after its capture. HM Ambassador in Petrograd cables that Russia ‘could not consent to Greek participation in operations at the Dardanelles’.
Royal Family at horse show.