26th February, 1915 (Friday)


~ In Ravenna – Bruno Loatti, Italian cyclist.

~ In Guissano – Aldo Boffi, Italian footballer




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].


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.






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