On This Day - 29 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

British repulse German attack at Cuinchy (south-west of La Bassee).

Failure of German attempts to cross the Aisne near Soissons.

Eastern Front

Continued heavy fighting between Dukla and Wyszkov Passes; Russians losing ground.

Russians advance towards Tilsit.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German torpedo-boat sunk by Russian submarine off Cape Moen, Denmark.

French take Bertua (Cameroons).


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