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Diary March 8, 1915

Ark Royal (World War One)
‘Ark Royal’ in use off the Dardanelles: converted to aircraft carrier in 1914. Displacement 7,450 tons, 4 x 12-pdr guns and 2 MGs, speed 11 kts and a crew of 180 men.
Diary for Monday, March 8, 1915:

Sea War

Dardanelles: 2 Royal Navy Air Service seaplanes lost, only 2 serviceable.

Western Front

Flanders: German attack near Dixmude.

African Fronts

Southwest Africa: Namib Desert temperature 132 °F.

Home Fronts

Austria: At Council of Ministers Francis Joseph in principle accepts frontier changes for Italy, Conrad bitterly complains better to go to ruin.
Britain: Amatol explosive first tested, Kitchener authorizes immediate use (c. 400t production per week by mid-1917).

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