On This Day - 12 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)

Eastern Front

Germans occupy Mariampool, Kalvaria, etc., in Poland; their centre makes progress towards Lyck (East Prussia).

Austrians having forced forced the Jablonitsa Pass, advance rapidly in East Galicia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Raid by 34 British Naval aeroplanes on Ostend, Zeebrugge, and other points in Belgium.

Political, etc.

Welsh Guards Battalion formed.


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