4094 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Nov. 28.-Two Zeppelins are shot down in
Dec. 3.-Lloyd George, British Secretary
for War, resigns.
Dec. 4.-Germans shell Bukharest.
Dec. 6.-Premier Asquith resigns.
Dec. 6.-Bukharest is captured by Germans.
Lloyd George is appointed Premier.
Dec. 9.-U. S., in note to Germany, condemns deportation of Belgian citizens.
Von Mackensen captures 18,000 Roumanians.
Dec. 10.-Lloyd George names War Council
of five, and other cabinet members.
Dec. 12.-Germany, in note to Entente
powers, makes bid for peace. French
cabinet is reconstructed.
Dec. 15.-Russian Duma rejects peace proposals. French advance on Meuse River
and capture a great number of prisoners.
Dec. 19.-General Nivelle replaces General
Joffre as commander-in-chief of the French
Dec. 20.-President Wilson sends notes to
all belligerents requesting "their respective views as to the terms upon which the
war might be concluded."
Dec. 26.-Teutonic Allies reply to U. S.
note evades giving terms of peace.
Dec. 30.-The Allies in answer to President
Wilson's note insist that no peace is
possible until reparation is secured for
violated rights and liberties and free
existence of small states and settlement
for future security of the world is brought
Dec. 31.-Braila, a large Roumanian grain
center, is taken by Teutonic forces.
Jan. 1.-Teutons in Moldavia capture
heights and two towns in Zabella
Jan. 2.-Roumanians regain ground in
Kasino River sector.
Jan. 3.-Teutons capture Matchin and
Jijila in northern Dobrudja and Barsesci
and Topesci on Moldavian front.
Jan. 5.-Germans and Bulgars take Braila in
Wallachia, Slobozio and Rotesti in the
Rimnik-Sarat sector and Gurgueti and
Romanul south of the Buzeu.
Jan. 6.-Teutons capture five towns near
Braila and reach Sereth River at two
points. British seize two hostile posts
north of Beaumont-Hamel.
Jan. 8.-Russians capture enemy trenches
south of Lake Babit.
Jan. 10.-British Indian troops take trenches
1000 yards from Kut-el-Amara. British
seize German trench north of Ancre.
Jan. II.-Teutons cross river Putna. British
capture trenches covering town of Rofa.
Jan. 12.-Teutons cover town of Laburtie
Jan. 13.-British send note to President
Wilson stating peace terms.
Jan. 15.-British take a town on Shatt-el-Hai River.
Jan. 17.-Russians retake Vadenia.
Jan. 20.-Germans take Nanesti on the
Jan. 22.-President Wilson speaks in United
States Senate on United States course in
International Peace League.
Jan. 25.-British auxiliary cruiser Laurentic
Jan. 26.-British gains southwest of Kutel-Amara and in Mesopotamia. Germans
retire to Vtete in German East Africa.
Jan. 27.-French repulsed near Hill 304.
British Admiralty announces position of
North Sea dangerous to neutral ships.
Jan. 31.-French penetrate through German
lines in Lorraine south of Leintrey. Russians capture Austro-German fortifications east of Jacobeni. Germany makes
announcement of submarine warfare.
Feb. 1.-Turks advance in Persia and occupy Dizabad and approach Sultanabad.
Feb. 3.-United States breaks diplomatic
relations with Germany.
Feb. 8.-Russians capture Teuton positions
near Kirlibaba. French occupy Ojani in
Macedonia. Germans forced from heights