New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915 eBook

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March 15—­Text made public of British Order in Council cutting off trade to and from Germany; British Government, replying to American note, refuses to permit foodstuffs to enter Germany for civilian population as suggested; British Government also replies to American note of inquiry as to particulars of embargo, Sir Edward Grey saying that object of Allies is, “succinctly stated, to establish a blockade to prevent vessels from carrying goods for or coming from Germany.”

March 17—­Secretary Bryan makes public full text of six recent notes exchanged between the United States and the Allies and Germany regarding the embargo and the war zone; Allies contend German war methods compel the new means of reprisal.

March 18—­Denmark, Norway and Sweden make an identical representation to the Allies against the embargo decree on trade to and from Germany.

March 20—­Holland protests to Allies against embargo.

March 21—­German submarine U-28 seizes Dutch steamers Batavier V. and
Zaanstroom and their cargoes.

March 22—­Holland asks explanation from Germany of seizure of Batavier
V. and Zaanstroom.

March 25—­Submarine U-28 sinks Dutch steamer Medea.

March 26—­Dutch press is aroused over the sinking of the Medea; Ministry holds extraordinary council.

March 27—­Germany tells Holland that investigation into seizure of the
Batavier V. and Zaanstroom has not been concluded.


March 2—­It is learned that in a recent air raid German aviators killed two women and a child at La Panne, a bathing town on Belgian coast.

March 3—­German aviator bombards Warsaw.

March 4—­French bombard German powder magazine at Rottweil.

March 5—­Zeppelin raid over Calais fails; Pegoud receives French military medal for his services.

March 7—­French official statement shows that French airmen during the war have made 10,000 aerial reconnoissances, consuming 18,000 hours in the air, and have traveled more than 1,116,000 miles; Zeppelin reported captured by allied airmen near Bethune.

March 9—­British seaplanes drop bombs on Ostend; Lieut. von Hidelen, who dropped bombs on Paris in September, is at Toulon as a prisoner of war.

March 12—­German airmen bombard Ossowetz.

March 14—­Strassburg is threatened by a fire started by French airman’s bomb; allied aeroplanes said to have wrecked Zeppelin near Tirlemont.

March 17—­German airman unsuccessfully aims five bombs at British coasting steamer Blonde in the North Sea.

March 18—­Bombs from Zeppelin kill seven in Calais.

March 20—­German airmen drop bombs near Deal, but all fall into the sea; one bomb narrowly misses American bark Manga Reva.

March 21—­Two Zeppelins drop bombs on Paris, but damage is slight; eight persons are injured; Zeppelin drops bombs on Calais, with slight damage, and is driven off by guns.

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