On This Day - 2 April 1915

Spotlights over Paris Theatre definitions: Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland.  Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.  Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles.  Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.  Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.  Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.  Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Western Front

German attack stopped at Bagatelle (Argonne).

French air raids on German aviation camps in Belgium and Lorraine.

Eastern Front

Russian cavalry defeat German cavalry in northern Poland.

Russians take Cigielka (Carpathians).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Trawlers "Jason", "Gloxinia" and "Nellie" sunk in North Sea by submarine U10.

Political, etc.

American Note to Great Britain on the blockade.

Correspondence between Great Britain and Germany as to submarine crews taken prisoner by former, published.

Austria offers Italy a rectification of frontier in the Trentino.


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