4086 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Feb. 25.-Allied fleet silences all forts at
entrance to the Dardanelles.
Feb. 27.-Russians recapture Przasnysz.
Mar. 2.-Russians occupy Dukla Pass.
Mar. 5.-Continued bombardment of the
Dardanelles silences three more forts on
the Asiatic side.
Mar. 9.-Three British merchantmen sunk
by German submarines.
Mar. 11.-British take Neuve Chapelle and
advance toward Lisle.
Mar. 14.-Three British warships sink the
German cruiser Dresden near Juan Fernandez Island.
Mar. 15.-French capture trenches in
vicinity of Arras.
Mar. 18.-British battleships Irresistible and
Ocean and the French battleship Bouvet
are sunk in the Dardanelles. The British
Inflexible and French Gaulois are damaged.
Mar. 22.-Przemysl is surrendered to the
Mar. 23.-Lupkow Pass is won by the
Mar. 28.-British-African passenger-ship
Falaba is .sunk by a German submarine
in St. George's Channel.
Apr. 1.-Germans begin attacks on English
Apr. 2.-British battleship Lord Nelson is
destroyed in the Dardanelles.
Apr. 3.-Allied fleet withdraws from the
Apr. 4.-Russian army wins Smolnik near
Apr. 5.-Russians capture Varecze Pass in
Apr. 7.-Germans surrender Les Eparges to
Apr. 11.-Russian army encamps within
eighteen miles of the Hungarian border.
Apr. 14.-Fierce fighting rages at "Hill
60" in the vicinity of Ypres.
Apr. 17.-Russians withdraw from Tarnow
Apr. 19.-Germans gain in the struggle near
Apr. 20.-British defeat the Turks in Mesopotamia. Relations between Austria
and Italy become strained. Germans
begin to evacuate Italy.
Apr. 23.-Attack by the Allies is resumed
in the Dardanelles.
Apr. 26.-Russians suffer losses at Uzsok
Apr. 26.-Germans, reinforced, repulse
French north of Ypres, offsetting loss
at Neuve Chapelle.
Apr. 28.-English and French ships suffer
severe loss in the Dardanelles. The Allies
establish armies on the peninsula of
Apr. 29.-Germans cut the Libau-Kovno
railroad in Russia.
Apr. 30.-Germans shell Dunkirk from distance of 20 miles.
May 1.-American oil-steamer Cushing
wrecked by German aeroplane in the
North Sea. American steamer Gulflight
sunk by German submarine.
May 2.-Austrians gain heavy victory over
the Russians in Tarnow.
May 5.-British lose "Hill 60" near Ypres.
May 7.-The Lusitania is sunk by German
submarine off Kinsale, Ireland, with a
loss of 1198 lives of which 120 were
May 13.-President Wilson sends Lusitania
protest to Germany.
May 16.-British battleship Goliath sunk in
May 18.-German trenches captured south
May 19.-Reorganization of English cabinet.
May 22.-Italy declares a 'State of War'.
Troops clash on the frontier.
May 23.-French gain north of Arras.
May 24.-Italy declares war on Austria.
May 26.-Ex-Premier Balfour succeeds
Winston Churchill as First Lord of the
May 27.-British battleship Triumph is
torpedoed in the Dardanelles.
May 28.-British auxiliary vessel Princess
Irene is blown up at the mouth of the
Thames, loss of 424 lives.