The Great War:5 March
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Great War events that took place on 5 March.
- French attack on German positions at Hartmannsweilerkopf.
- Zeppelin wrecked near Tirlemont.
- Germans concentrate strong forces between Thorn and Mlava.
- Russians cross the Bistritza (eastern Carpathians) and threaten Austrian flank.
- Dardanelles: Narrows forts bombarded by HMS Queen Elizabeth from Gulf of Saros; fort L blown up and others damaged.
- British warships bombard Smyrna under Admiral Peirse (see 9 March).
- German Note issued an answer to attempt to United States to mitigate rigours of war zone.
- Issue of £50,000,000 3% Exchequer Bonds announced.
Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Great War:On This Day. The majority of events, additional notes and other appendices such as statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from reprints of the following copyright-expired publications:
- Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III (1918-1920). Lord Edward Gleichen. Constable & Company, London.
- History of the Great War – Principle Events 1914-1918. (1922). The Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. HMSO, London.