On This Day - 17 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

British take Hill 60 (St. Eloi).

Eastern Front

Austrian offensive towards Styrj (eastern Galicia).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Anglo-Indian cavalry occupy Nakaila.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French cruiser bombards Turkish camp south of Gaza.

British submarine E15 runs ashore near Kephez Point.

Turkish t.b. "Demir Hissar" forced by H.M.S. "Minerva" to run ashore at Chios.

Political, etc.

Herr Dernburg conducts a peace campaign in U.S.A.


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