On This Day - 9 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 gain ground in the Perthes-Mesnil district.

Heavy fighting between Four-de-Paris and Bolante.

Eastern Front

New German offensive near Przasnysz.

Russian advance north of Osovyets.

Heavy artillery firing along the river Narev.

Austrian attack fails in the Carpathians.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Submarine U12 rammed and sunk by H.M.S. "Ariel".

Political, etc.

Bill introduced to give Government powers over Munition Works.


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