2nd March 1915 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: The novel “The Rainbow” by D.H. Lawrence, completed today. His publishers are worried about its sexual content, and are prosecuted almost immediately the book is published. It is promptly banned in Britain for 11 years under the Obscene Publications Act 1857, but is published in the USA in November of 1915.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/14/100-best-novels-the-rainbow-dh-lawrence-robert-mccrum

War!

The Dardanelles: A British Admiral telegraphs London that if the weather co-operates he expects to reach Constantinople in about two weeks. [Burg & Purcell].

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