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Caricature of Prince Louis of Battenberg, Vanity Fair, 16 February 1905. Image in public domain.

Caricature of Prince Louis of Battenberg, Vanity Fair, 16 February 1905. Image in public domain.

  • Prince Louis of Battenberg, First Sea Lord, Great Britain, resigns
  • The War Precautions Act is passed in Australia. The Federal Government now has the power to impose censorship, restrict aliens, fix prices and take other measures deemed necessary.
  • Turkey commences hostilities against Russia; Turkish warships bombard Odessa, Sevastopol, and Theodosia.
  • The Battle of Gheluvelt (Ypres) begins
  • Trench warfare starts to dominate the Western Front. An intricate network of trenches¬†would come¬†to stretch 450 miles from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border.