On This Day - 18 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

Violent indecisive fighting between Four-de-Paris and Bolante.

Eastern Front

Russians occupy Memel (East Prussia).

Continued Austrian attacks repulsed in the Carpathians and Bukovina.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Attack on the Narrows; two forts destroyed.

H.M.S. "Ocean", H.M.S. "Irresistible", and French warship "Bouvet" sunk; French warship "Gaulois" damaged.

Political, etc.

Romania calls up seven classes (1909-1915).


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