On This Day - 7 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

Ostend bombed by six British aviators.

Eastern Front

Russians pursue retreating Germans in Augustovo Woods (northern Poland).

Heavy fighting at Osovyets.

Further Austrian attacks repulsed at Baligrod (Carpathians).

Southern Front

Dardanelles: "Queen Elizabeth", "Ocean" and "Agamemnon" continue bombardment from Gulf of Saros.  Fort Dardanos batteries silenced.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Several coast batteries silenced at Smyrna.


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