Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Busy Month of March 1915

After the winter slowdown of operations, the coming of spring 1915 would bring an acceleration of activities on all the fronts. Some of the most memorable events were:

  • The Full Implementation of the British Naval Blockade of Germany (1 March)

  • The Battle of Neuve-Chapelle North of the La Bassée Canal in Artois Highlights Challenges to Be Faced by Attackers in Trench Warfare (10–13 March)

Memorial to the Indian Troops Who Fought in the Artois in 1915

  • Scuttling of the German Cruiser Dresden (Survivor of the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands) Off of Chile (14 March)

SMS Dresden Passing Through the Kiel Canal Just Before the War

  • The Failure of Allied Battleships to Force the Dardanelles, Precipitating a Land Campaign (18 March)

  • The Winding Down of the Carpathian Winter Campaign and the Fall of Fortress Przemyśl to Russian Forces (22 March)
Russian Victors Inspecting a Damaged Fort Near  Przemyśl After the Surrender

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