On This Day - 16 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

Sharp infantry action in Champagne and the Argonne.

French counter-attack at Norroy repulsed.

Eastern Front

Continued fighting on East Prussian front, Russians falling back on the Nieman.

Further German reverse at Kosziowa.

Austrians take Kolomea (Bukovina).

Southern Front

Albanians driven over Serbian frontier.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Renewed Franco-British air-raid on Ostend, Zeebrugge, and other points in Belgium.

Political, etc.

German reply to U.S.A. Note about submarine "blockade".

U.S.A. Note to United Kingdom about seizure of cargo of "Wilhelmina".


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