Feb. 11—The State Department makes public the text of the American note, dated Feb. 10, sent to Ambassador Page for delivery to the British Government; the note asks the British authorities to do all in their power to prevent the deceptive use of the American flag by British ships and suggests that responsibility might rest upon Great Britain in case of destruction of American ships by Germans; according to passengers arriving in New York, the Cunarder Orduna flew American flag as precaution against submarine attack before Lusitania did.
Feb. 15—Holland sends protest to England against use by British ships of neutral flags.
Feb. 19—England, replying to American note, says that the United States and other neutrals should not grudge the use of their flags to avoid danger, and that the use of neutral flags has hitherto been generally permitted.
Feb. 1—Germans drop bombs on Dunkirk; Russia threatens to treat air raiders of unfortified towns as pirates.
Feb. 2—French airmen burn castle in Alsace where German staff officers are housed.
Feb. 3—Swiss troops fire on German airmen; indications are that England will not uphold Russia’s threat to treat hostile aviators as pirates.
Feb. 4—Body of German aviator engaged in Christmas Day raid found in the Thames.
Feb. 5—Allies’ airmen force German General to abandon Altkirch headquarters; Germany protests against Russian threat against aviators.
Feb. 6—British aviator sinks German submarine.
Feb. 10—Allies’ aviators damaged Duesseldorf arsenal in recent raid; bombs dropped in Adrianople; French bring down aviator who had dropped bombs on Paris.
Feb. 11—Bomb dropped by British airmen kills thirty-five Germans in Antwerp fort; Dunkirk repulses raid by German aviator.
Feb. 12—Thirty-four British airships raid Belgian coast seaports; Ostend station set on fire; Grahame-White narrowly escapes drowning; attack intended as a check for German blockade plans; French aviators raid German aerdome in Alsace.
Feb. 13—Germany states that the British raid of yesterday caused “regrettable damage to the civilian population”; two British airmen killed at Brussels.
Feb. 14—Excitement in Ottawa over report of German raid; French aeroplanes rout Zeppelin near Muelhausen.
Feb. 15—Austrian aviators fire on Montenegrin royal family at Rieka.
Feb. 16—British aviators make another raid in Belgium; French attack aerdome at Ghistelle and attack Eichwald in Alsace.
Feb. 17—Copenhagen reports explosion of a Zeppelin off the coast of Jutland; Allies’ airmen attack network of Belgian canals, which may be used as submarine base.
Feb. 18—Another Zeppelin wrecked off the coast of Jutland.
Feb. 19—French aviator drops bombs on Ostend; Germany apologizes to Switzerland for aviator’s flight over Swiss territory.