On This Day - 15 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

Battle of St Eloi continues; British regain the village.

French make new progress in Champagne and the Argonne.

Eastern Front

Russian counter offensive along both banks of the Orzec (northern Poland).

Austrian centre broken by Russian counter offensive near Smolnik (Carpathians).

Southern Front

H.M.S. "Amethyst" dashes into Straits and is damaged.

Political, etc.

British reply to the German Submarine Blockade issued.

Germany compensates the United States for the sinking of the "W. P. Frye".


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