On This Day - 4 March 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

Prisoners taken by Russians round Stanislau increased to 19,000.

Continued fierce Austrian attacks in the Carpathians.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Bombardment of the inner forts continued.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Submarine U8 sunk by destroyers in the Channel; crew taken prisoner.

S.S. "Thordis" rammed and sank by a German submarine.

Political, etc.

Admiralty decides enemy submarine prisoners cannot be afforded "honourable treatment".


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