1915, air raid, British Army, British Prime Minister, civilian casualties, communications, Festubert, finance, France, Germany, Great Britain, H. H. Asquith, Hebburn, House of Commons, Jarrow, Karlsruhe, munitions, railway, Second Battle of Artois, South Shields, Wallsend, weapons, Zeppelin
French airmen bombarded Karlsruhe; 130 projectiles were dropped on the castle, the arms factory, and the railway station, with reported great loss of life. Mr. Asquith moved in the House of Commons a vote of credit for £250,000,000. He stated the average daily expenditure since April 1 on war services as £2,660,000. British carried first line of German trenches along a mile of front east of Festubert, but failed to hold them. Zeppelin raid on north-east coast; 16 persons killed and 40 injured.