On This Day - 7 February 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

Heavy German attack at Bagatelle (Argonne).

Eastern Front

Germans take offensive on southern wing of East Prussian front, and advance 40 kilometres towards Johannisburg.

Very heavy fighting at Kosziowa, north-east of Tucholka Pass: enemy finally checked.

Austrians reach Upper Suczava valley, Bukovina.

Political, etc.

British Foreign Office issues statement justifying use of neutral flag "for the purpose of evading capture at sea".

Allied financial resources to be united.


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