New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915 eBook

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Feb. 21—­Afternoon entertainments are suppressed in Berlin.

Feb. 22—­Boys from seventeen to twenty are, it is reported, to be called out for Landsturm; charges of cruelty to British prisoners of war are denied.

Feb. 24—­Frankfurter Zeitung estimates that prisoners of war now held in Germany and Austria are 1,035,000, 75 per cent. being held by the Germans.

Feb. 27—­Admiral von Pohl, Chief of the Admiralty Staff, has been selected as successor to Admiral von Ingenohl, who has been removed from command of the battle fleet; manufacturing and agriculture enterprises in the occupied parts of France and Belgium are being kept alive under the management of Germans to contribute to support of the armies; high school teachers and pupils are in the army.

Feb. 28—­It is reported that Ambassador von Bernstorff is to be recalled to Berlin and that Baron Treutler, a friend of the Kaiser, will be his successor; the total Prussian losses are now 1,102,212, in killed, wounded, and prisoners.

GREECE.

Feb. 1—­Nation at large is declared to be ready to join war on behalf of Serbia.

Feb. 9—­The Government believes that Germany should respect Greek rights in the naval war zone.

Feb. 14—­There is danger of Greece’s becoming involved in hostilities because of the Albanian invasion of Serbia.

ITALY.

Feb. 2—­Reservists in England warned to be ready to respond to call.

Feb. 7—­Russia plans to send to Italy many Austrian prisoners of Italian nationality.

Feb. 8—­Soldiers of Second Category are to remain under colors until May; meeting in Padua is held in favor of joining the war and of dissolving the Triple Alliance.

Feb. 9—­Federation of the Italian Press condemns pro-German propaganda; Garibaldi visits Joffre.

Feb. 10—­Garibaldi, in London, says that popular feeling in Italy is against Germans and Austrians.

Feb. 20—­One million men are under arms; Premier Salandra avoids war debate in Parliament; volunteers await arrival of Garibaldi to head expedition to aid Allies.

Feb. 23—­It is planned to call more men to the colors.

Feb. 27—­Premier Salandra, addressing Chamber of Deputies, says the nation does not desire war but is ready to make any sacrifice to realize her aspirations.

RUMANIA.

Feb. 19—­There is much uneasiness throughout the nation as Parliament reopens after a recess.

Feb. 20—­Russian Minister to Rumania reports to the Russian Foreign Minister that, as far as he can gather, Rumania intends to continue her policy of armed neutrality and that Russia should not rely upon Rumanian co-operation.

Feb. 23—­The nation is alarmed by the revival of the traditional Russian policy of obtaining command of Constantinople and the straits; Rumania stands for the internationalization of Constantinople, the Bosporus, and the Dardanelles, free passage of the Dardanelles being held vital for her existence.

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