On This Day - 22 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

Zeppelin bombs Calais.

Heavy bombardment of Reims; cathedral vault broken.

French capture trenches and two woods on the line Souain-Beausejour.

Eastern Front

Germans report that "the pursuit of the Russians is now finished", and claim over 100,000 prisoners in East Prussian offensive.

Heavy fighting at many points in northern Poland, especially near Przasnysz, where strong German attacks are repulsed.

Big battle begins south of the line Dolina-Stanislau.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Occupation of Garub (German south-west Africa) by Union forces.


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