14th April 1915 (Wednesday)

War!

In the Middle East:  Anglo-Indian forces oust a much larger combined Turkish and Arab army at the Battle of Shaiba, following which the Ottoman Commander, Suleiman Askeri, takes his own life.

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

On the Black Sea: Tsar Nicholas, the Russian Emperor, inspects troops in the Russian city of Odessa (now in Ukraine).  “To-day I saw our fine fellows [our beauties] in Odessa at a grand inspection. Visited two hospitals. Lovely summer-like weather”. 

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/letters/april15.html

On the North Sea: German Zeppelin L9 carries out a bombing raid on Tyneside, in the north of England.

http://www.iancastlezeppelin.co.uk/14th-april/4582467811

On the (English) Home Front: An army recruiting parade today in Bournemouth, on England’s south coast…

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