On This Day - 5 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

Belgians repulsed at Driegrachten.

French make progress east of Verdun, but are repulsed in the Argonne.

Eastern Front

Russians make further progress in the Carpathians.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Union forces occupy Kalkfontein and Kamus (German south-west Africa).

United States demands �46,000 for the sinking of "W.P. Frye".

Political, etc.

King George V prohibits use of alcoholic drinks in any of the royal households.

Mr. John Redmond addresses the National Volunteer Convention at Dublin.


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