4090 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Jan. 10.-Herbert Samuel, British Postmaster-General, succeeds Sir John Simon
as Home Secretary.
Jan. 11.-Austro-Germans capture Mont
Lovtchen, Montenegrin stronghold.
Jan. 12.-Austrians occupy Cetinje, capital
Jan. 16.-Russian army advances in Armenia.
Jan. 28.-Germans take line of trenches from
French, south of Somme River.
Jan. 29.-Zeppelins raid Paris and kill
Jan. 31.-Zeppelins raid English towns and
Feb. 1.-German prize crew bring to Hampton Roads British steamer Appam, captured by cruiser Moewe.
Feb. 16.-Russians capture Erzerum, a
Feb. 17.-Franco-British forces complete
conquest of Kamerun, a German province
Feb. 20.-Zeppelin is brought down by
French near Revigny, France.
Feb. 21.-House of Commons vote war
credit of $2,100,000,000, bringing total
to $10,410,000,000. Crown Prince, with
army of 300,000, attacks French trenches
west of the Meuse.
Feb. 23.-Lord Robert Cecil appointed War
Trade Minister. Portugal seizes thirty-six German and Austrian interned Merchantmen.
Feb. 26.-Austrians occupy Durazzo, Albania evacuated by Italians.
Feb. 27.-Submarine sinks French transport
in Mediterranean with loss of 3,100.
Mar. 2.-Russians take Bitlis, fortified city
110 miles south of Erzerum.
Mar. 5.-Auxiliary cruiser Moewe returns to
Germany after capturing or destroying
fifteen allied vessels.
Mar. 6.-Germans capture Forges near
Verdun. British relief force reaches Essinn, seven miles from Kut-el-Amara.
Mar. 8.-Germany declares war on Portugal
for seizing interned ships.
Mar. 14.-Grand Admiral von Tirpitz resigns and is succeeded by Admiral von
Mar. 16.-General Gallieni is succeeded by
General Roques as French Minister of
Mar. 18.-Submarine sinks French destroyer
Renaudin in Adriatic.
Mar. 24.-British Channel steamer Sussex
torpedoed by German submarine.
Mar. 27.-British gain at St. Eloi, Belgium.
Mar. 28.-Allies hold war conference in
Paris for future conduct of war.
Mar. 30.-Germans capture Malancourt by
gigantic infantry assaults.
Mar. 31.-Germans take Vaux.
Apr. 5.-Germans seize Haucourt, west of
Apr. 8.-French withdraw from Bethincourt.
Apr. 18.-Russian troops supported by
Black Sea fleet take Trebizond.
Apr. 22.-Sir Roger Casement is arrested
while attempting to land with German
arms in Ireland.
Apr. 24.-Revolt breaks out in Ireland.
Apr. 25.-German battle cruisers with submarines and Zeppelins attack English
towns northeast of London.
Apr. 28.-10,000 British troops besieged
for 143 days at Kut-el-Amara surrender
Apr. 30.-Germans make fierce but unsuccessful attacks against Dead Man's Hill,
west of the Meuse.
May 1.-Irish rebellion ends.
May 4.-Germany, under pressure from the
U. S. promises to observe international
law in regard to submarine warfare.
May 17.-Austrians in Lake Garda regions
cross Italian frontier.
May 20.-British army on Tigris is joined
by Russian Cossacks from Persian frontier.
May 22.-French recapture part of Fort
May 23.-House of Commons vote a
$1,500,000,000 war credit, bringing total
up to $11,910,000,000.