On This Day - 5 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)

Western Front

French attack on German positions at Hartmannsweilerkopf.

Zeppelin wrecked near Tirlemont.

Eastern Front

Germans concentrate strong forces between Thorn and Mlava.

Russians cross the Bistritza (eastern Carpathians) and threaten Austrian flank.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Narrows forts bombarded by "Queen Elizabeth" from Gulf of Saros; fort L blown up and others damaged.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British warships bonbard Smyrna.

Political, etc.

German Note issued an answer to attempt to United States to mitigate rigours of war zone.

Issue of �50,000,000 3% Exchequer Bonds announced.


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