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German chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg

Germany announced January 31 that it would resume unrestricted submarine warfare the following day. The German Chancellor, Theobald von Bethman-Hollweg, has opposed the decision, stating, “Germany is finished.” Indeed, the United States severed diplomatic ties with Germany on February 3 in response to this decision, and war seems imminent.

In Persia, Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich Romanov has joined Russian General Baratov.

On February 3, the British attacked the Senussi at Siwa, catching them by surprise due to a rapid, automobile advance. The rest of the day, however, was spent attempting to drive nearer to the tribesmen over the uneven ground. By early this morning, the Senussi had withdrawn.ttacks on ottoman railroads continue in

In Arabia, attacks on Ottoman railroads by the rebels continue with British assistance.

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