On This Day - 4 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

French make progress south of St. Mihiel (Meuse) and in the Woevre district.

Germans take Driegrachten.

Eastern Front

Russian hospital bombed at Radom (Poland).

Russians occupy Cisna and reach Sztropko (Carpathians).

Fierce battle at Okna (nezr Czernowitz).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians defeat Turks at Olty (Armenia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Goeben" and "Breslau" withdraw to Bosporus.

Political, etc.

Greece: Publication of a further memorandum by M. Venizelos, dated 30 January 1915, on Greek foreign policy.


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