2nd April, 1915 (Good Friday)

BORN TODAY: Gică Petrescu, “prolific Romanian folk music composer and performer.” [Wikipedia].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gic%C4%83_Petrescu

War!

Society and Culture: In common with service colleagues and many, many others today, Private George Potter Bagshaw and his colleagues in the Derbyshire Territorials, currently stationed in Northern France, attend an early morning Good Friday service.

https://derbyshireterritorials.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/on-this-day-2nd-april-1915/

The (Egyptian) Home Front: At what became known as the “Battle of Wazzir” in Cairo a large body of (over 2000) mainly Australian and New Zealand troops participate in a drunken riot  in an area known as “Haret el Wasser, an area of Cairo where there were a large number of brothels and drinking establishments”. The troops are reported “to have had an assortment of complaints, including recent price increases, poor quality drinks, and concerns about the spread of venereal disease.” [Wikipedia]

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

http://ww100.govt.nz/masseys-tourists-new-zealands-expeditionary-force-in-egypt

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