26th February, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Ravenna – Bruno Loatti, Italian cyclist.

~ In Guissano – Aldo Boffi, Italian footballer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Loatti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Boffi

War!

Dardanelles: The first allied forces land at Sedd El Bahr (“Walls of the Sea”) on the south (Asian) side of the straits, on the Gallipoli peninsula in Anatolia. Their purpose is to destroy guns, searchlights and defence installations evacuated by Turkish forces during the recent heavy shelling. [Burg & Purcell].

http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/5environment/timelines/100-events-gallipoli-campaign/january-february-1915.html

The Western Front: Near Verdun in France, the German 3rd Guard Pioneer Regiment introduces new technology into the arts of trench warfare with the debut of the flammenwerfer (flamethrower), a weapon more effective psychologically than practically.

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/flamethrower-action

 

 

 

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