On This Day - 3 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

French take Regnieville (Woevre).

Eastern Front

Russian attacks repulsed in the Carpathians.

Severe fighting north of Czernowitz.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

French expeditionary force begins to land at Alexandria.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Turkish cruiser "Medjidia" sunk by a mine off Odessa; Russian Black Sea fleet engages the "Goeben" and "Breslau".

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

Political, etc.

Greece: Publication of a memorandum of 24 January 1915 by M. Venizelos to King Constantine on Greek foreign policy.

American military mission, attached to the German Staff, recalled.


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