Diary for Thursday, March 4, 1915:
Cameroons: Second Action at Harmann’s Farm: both sides retire, 550 British soldiers dig in at Fort Bare after some panic.
Dardanelles: Anglo-French bombardment of Dardanelles forts continues. 5 troop transports arrive at Mudros. 300 Royal Marines (48 casualties) repulsed on both shores, only 4 MGs destroyed.
Admiralty sends instructions on reducing Bosphorus forts.
Enver Pasha request made in Vienna to buy 3 Austrian U-boats at Pola for Dardanelles defense, but only 2 operational and not feasible.
Dardanelles: Royal Navy Air Service and French float planes spot fall of shot for Allied bombardment of Turk forts.
Western Front: German Navy airship L8 shot down by Belgian troops en route to London.
Italy: Ambassador Imperiali tells British foreign minister Grey territorial conditions for joining Allies.