22 April 1915
- The Imperial German Embassy in Washington publishes the above advertisement in the Ocean Travel section of the Des Moines Register, warning travellers that they sail on British and allied ships in the war zone at their own risk
- The Leader publishes excerpts of letters from Captain Edmund Osborn Milne to his father, the Superintendent of Railways in Orange. Captain Milne says that soldiers are being shipped out to an unknown destination, which he assumes to be Constantinople. Sidelights on a Soldier’s Life in Egypt
- The Second Battle of Ypres commences as German soldiers launch a major assault on French, British and Canadian troops in northern Belgium. The German Fourth Army releases a green cloud of poisonous chlorine gas. Lacking any protection, the Allies quickly retreat. The German infantry advance behind the cloud is rapid, the Allied Front Line is broken and the way to Ypres is secured by the end of the day. Fighting continues until 25 May.
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