On This Day - 1 January 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 take a wood near Mesnil-les-Hurlus, Champagne.

Eastern Front

Russians advance on the Uzsok Pass and in the Bukovina.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Heavy fighting at Sarikamish (Russian Armenia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Formidable" torpedoed in the Channel.

Political, etc.

Institution of the Military Cross announced (Warrant of 28 December 1914).


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