On This Day - 26 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

Second Battle of Ypres: Germans pierce British line at Brrodseinde: French recover Het Sas; British fail to recover St. Julien.

British airmen bomb Courtrai and various neighbouring places.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Hill 141 stormed and V Beach secured.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian advance on Olty (Armenia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Kronprinz Wilhelm" interned.

Germans repulsed at Trekopjes, north-east of Swakopmund (German south-west Africa).

Political, etc.

Lord Kitchener and Mr. Asquith on German barbarity.


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