Timeline of March 1916

Men of an Anti-Aircraft Section of the Royal Garrison Artillery rushing to their guns on the approach of hostile aircraft.  Outskirts of Armentieres, March 1916.  The guns are Quick Firing 13-pounder, 9cwt., on a Mark III motor lorry mounting. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q460,with my thanks.

Men of an Anti-Aircraft Section of the Royal Garrison Artillery rushing to their guns on the approach of hostile aircraft. Outskirts of Armentieres, March 1916. The guns are Quick Firing 13-pounder, 9cwt., on a Mark III motor lorry mounting. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q460,with my thanks.

March 1916

DateEvents
1Germans begin extended submarine campaign
4Russian force mands at Atna for attack on Trebizond
5British begin an advance on Kilimanjaro
8Another British attempt to relieve beseiged force at Kut-al-Amara in Mesopotamia is defeated at Dunjaila Redoubt
9German government declares war on Portugal; Austria-Hungary follows on 15 March
10British forces capture Taveta in East Africa
12Allied conference at Chantilly discusses summer offensive on Somme
14British force recoccupies Sollum on Egyptian coast
16Sudan force advances into Darfur
16General Roques succeeds Gallieni as French Minister of War
18Battle of Lake Naroch begins in White Russia
21German forces retreat from Kilimanjoro area after defeat at Nahe
28Inter-Allied conference in Paris results in declaration of unity on military, economic and diplomatic affairs
31German airship raid on England; L15 shot down at Thames Estuary

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