1916 – May Footnotes

[1] L’Effort Britannique by Lebon, Andre.

[2] Brigadier Gerard is a 1915 British silent action film directed by Bert Haldane and starring Lewis Waller, Madge Titheradge and A.E. George. It is based on the 1896 short story collection – “The Adventures of Gerard” by Arthur Conan Doyle which follows a fictional French cavalry officer during the Napoleonic Wars.

[3] Daylight Savings Bill – British Summer Time was first established by the Summer Time Act 1916, after a campaign by builder William Willett. His original proposal was to move the clocks forward by 80 minutes, in 20-minute weekly steps on Sundays in April and by the reverse procedure in September. In 1916, BST began on 21 May and ended on 1 October. Willett never lived to see his idea implemented, having died in early 1915.

[4] Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1915 British silent drama film produced and directed by Laurence Trimble and starring Florence Turner, Henry Edwards and Malcolm Cherry. Trimble also adapted Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel for the screen. Far from the Madding Crowd is a lost film.

[5] Madame Carton de Wiart, Eugenie-Juliette Verhaegen (1872-1955)was the wife of the Belgian Minister of Justice, Henri Victor Marie Ghislain, Count Carton de Wiart.

[6] Battle of Jutland, also called Battle of the Skagerrak, (May 31–June 1, 1916), the only major encounter between the main British and German battle fleets in World War I, fought near the Skagerrak, an arm of the North Sea, about 60 miles (97 km) off the west coast of Jutland (Denmark).

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