On This Day - 30 May 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

Germans attack at Hooge.

French success near Souchez.

Eastern Front

Austro-Germans attack forts of Przemsyl.

Russian success on the San.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: British repulsed at Quinn's Post.

Italians make progress in Trentino.

Italian air raid on Pola.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Severe fighting in Cameroons.

British take Sphinxhaven (on Lake Nyassa, German East Africa).

German Note to U.S.A. on the "Lusitania".


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