4085 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Dec. 13.-British submarine sinks Turkish
battleship Masudieh in the Dardanelles.
Dec. 14.-Serbians recapture Belgrade. Austrians capture 9,000 Russians at Dukla in
Dec. 16.-The English coast towns Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby are
bombarded by a German squadron.
Dec. 17.-England declares protectorate
over Egypt; end of Turkish suzerainty.
Dec. 18.-Germans seize Lowicz.
Dec. 19.-Battle on the Bzura halts Germans thirty miles from Warsaw.
Dec. 20.-Interior forts of the Dardanelles
are bombarded by allied fleets. Germans
advance farther toward Warsaw.
Dec. 21.-Russians win in Armenia.
Dec. 22.-German strongholds along Belgian
coast shelled by allied fleets.
Dec. 23.-Austrians defeated in Carpathians.
Dec. 25.-British cruisers accompanied by
hydro-aeroplanes attack German naval
base at Cuxhaven.
Dec. 30.-Germans withdraw over the
Jan. 1.-British battleship Formidable is
torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel with severe loss.
Jan. 4.-French troops capture Steinbach in
Alsace. Russians are victorious at Ardahan and Sarikamysh.
Jan. 7.-President of France issues decree
prohibiting the sale and transportation of
Jan. 9.-Germans recapture Steinbach and
Jan. 10.-Thirty bombs thrown by German
aeroplanes on Dunkirk.
Jan. 13.-Baron Burian, a Hungarian, succeeds Count Berchtold as Premier of
Jan. 14.-Germans win victory north of
Soissons, forcing the French retreat across
Jan. 15.-Kirlibaba Pass taken by the Russians.
Jan. 16.-Turkish mine sinks French submarine Saphir in the Dardanelles.
Jan. 18.-La Bassee, center of fierce fighting,
victories alternating. The French advance within ten miles of Metz.
Jan. 19.-German airships raid English
towns on Norfolk coast.
Jan. 24.-German squadron is defeated by
British coast patrol in second attempt
to raid the English coast. German cruiser
Jan. 27.-Austrians recapture Uzsok Pass.
Jan. 28.-French defeated at Craonne.
Jan. 30.-Russians win Tabriz in victory
Feb. 1.-Germans recapture Borjimow,
driving the Russians back upon Warsaw.
Feb. 2.-The four outer forts of the Dardanelles are shelled by British and French
Feb. 4.-Germany declares waters surrounding the British Isles, except a passage
north of Scotland, to be a war zone after
Feb. 6.-The Lusitania flies American flag
in the "danger zone" under British
Feb. 9.-Russians repel heavy attack of the
Germans in the Carpathians.
Feb. 10.-U. S. Government protests against
Germany's "war zone" decree.
Feb. 12.-Belgian coast seaports raided by
thirty-four British aircraft.
Feb. 14.-German troops occupy Plock.
Feb. 16.-Forty British aviators again attack Belgium. Italy and Holland protest against "war zone" decree.
Feb. 18.-Germany declares "war zone"
decree to be in effect.
Feb. 19.-Great Britain suspends passenger
travel between England and the Continent.
Feb. 20.-American cotton-ship Evelyn is
sunk by mine off coast of Holland.
Feb. 23.-American steamer Carib is sunk
off the German coast.
Feb. 24.-Germans capture Przasnysz north
by west of Warsaw.