On This Day - 6 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 east of Verdun and in Alsace.

Indecisive fighting on the Meuse front.

Eastern Front

Russian advance in the Niemen district.

Southern Front

Serbian artillery silence bombardment of Belgrade.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians enter Artvin (Armenia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Battleships and aeroplanes bombard Smyrna.

Germans defeated at Karunga (German East Africa).

Warmbad taken.

Political, etc.

Greek Note to Bulgaria and Bulgarian Note to Serbia on the Komitadjt outrages.

British Government appoint a committee on munitions of war.


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