Diary for Tuesday, May 2, 1916:
Britain: 8 Zeppelins cause 39 casualties in Yorks, Northumbria and Scotland (night May 2-3); storm wrecks L20 near Stavanger, Norway on return (May 3).
Somme: French in planned offensive to be led by Micheler, Petain obvious choice but jealous Joffre will not consider him.
Macedonia: French troops occupy Florina 23 miles south of Monastir.
Mesopotamia: King’s message to Tigris Corps (new 14th Division formed on May 12), cholera outbreak (shade temperature 115° F).
Stotzingen leaves Jerusalem for Arabia, heads for Wejh but only reaches Yanbo (late May) due to Royal Navy blockade.