THE GREAT WAR – FEBRUARY 1916

THE GREAT WAR – FEBRUARY 1916

The Western Front

7th Feb              British Royal Flying Corps arrive on the Western Front

8th Feb               Britain requests Japanese naval assistance

9th Feb                Jan Smuts appointed African Supreme Allied command

9th Feb                British secure Lake Tanganyika

11th Feb              Germany gives permission for U-boats to attack armed merchant ships

14th Feb              Britain & France guarantee Belgian liberation and neutrality

15th Feb              The Fifth Battle of Isonzo

18th Feb              Mora in the Cameroons taken

18th Feb              Italian Caproni bombers retaliate against Laibach

21st Feb             Germany treats United States merchant ships as cruisers

22nd Feb             President Wilson proposes peace conference

23rd Feb              Portugal agrees to intern German vessels

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The Caucasus and Middle East

5th Feb               Trebizond Campaign begins

7th Feb                 Russia takes Mus

11th Feb               Russian offensive of Erzincan

15th Feb               Turkish forces abandon Erzincan

16th Feb               Russian army captures Erzincan

26th Feb               Russia takes Kermanshah

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Verdun

21st Feb              Battle of Verdun begins

25th Feb              Fort Douaumont captured by German troops

25th Feb              Petain appointed as defender of Verdun

28th Feb              End of German initial attack

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