On This Day - 1 April 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

British air raid on Zeebrugge and Hoboken.

Germans occupy Cloister Hoek (near Dixmude).

Eastern Front

Russian advance checked in western Poland.

Russians make progress in the Carpathians.

Southern Front

Bulgarian Komstodjis attack the Serbs at Valandovo.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians occupy Tsria (Transcaucasia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

South African forces occupy Hasuur (German south-west Africa).

British S.S. "Seven Seas" torpedoed off Beachy Head.

Political, etc.

Bismarck centenary celebrations.

Herr Dernburg, interviewed by New York Times, justifies sinking of S.S. "Falaba".

Scheme for a Dockers' Battalion at Liverpool published.


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