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Lord Kitchener's call to arms

  • Conscription begins in Britain as the Military Service Act comes into effect
  • US Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison resigns following disagreements with President Woodrow Wilson over America‚Äôs national defense strategies
  • The Germans are repulsed south of Frise on the Western Front
  • The remaining 75,000 troops of the Serbian army arrive in Corfu
  • The German Government advises the US Government that defensively armed merchantmen will be considered belligerents from 1 March