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20 March 1915

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  • Allied operations in the Dardanelles remain suspended due to a violent storm
  • The South African 2nd Mounted Brigade under the command of Colonel WR Collins cuts the railway line just west of Jakkalswater in German South-West Africa. A skirmish with the German reserve ensues. 43 horses are killed by artillery fire; their riders taken prisoner.
  • Russian soldiers launch an attack near Smolnik on the Eastern front, capturing 2400 allied prisoners
  • The British government signs a secret agreement with Russia regarding the hypothetical post-World War I division of the former Ottoman Empire