On This Day - 8 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 attacks in the Woevre district repulsed.

Eastern Front

Indecisive fighting in the Carpathians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Deportation and massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire begins.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Prinz Eitel Friedrich" interned at Newport News.

Political, etc.

Attempted assassination of Hussein Kamel, Sultan of Egypt.

Italian Note to Austria, demanding territorial concessions in return for neutrality.


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