On This Day - 13 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

French take, but fail to hold, a wood near Souain (Champagne).

Germans take Xon signal station and village of Norroy, near Pont-a-Mousson.

German attack in Lauch valley (Alsace).

Eastern Front

Germans take Russian positions before Lyck.

Fierce fluctuating struggle in Carpathians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British surprise Turks at Tor (Gulf of Suez), killing 60; 102 prisoners.


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