Thursday, February 12, 2015

February 12th, 1915

- In Champagne the major offensive by the French 4th Army was scheduled to be launched today, but the region is in the midst of a major snowstorm, and given that the weather conditions prevent accurate targeting of artillery, General de Langle postpones the attack until the 16th.

- The Kaiser issues an Imperial Order today clarifying his instructions regarding the bombardment of England by Zeppelins.  Emphasizing his desire to see the air war prosecuted 'with the greatest energy,' he authorized the targeting of military bases, barracks, oil tanks, and the London docks.  On the other hand, attacks on the residential areas of London and royal palaces remained forbidden.  Both the army and the navy begin planning for their respective Zeppelins to raid on England.

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