On This Day - 10 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 success in the Bois de Montmare (Woevre).

Eastern Front

Severe fighting for the Uzsok Pass (Carpathians).

Southern Front

Austrian gunboat shells Belgrade.

Albanians bombard Durazzo.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Belgian relief ship "Harpalyce" torpedoed.

Political, etc.

White Book published, containing correspondence between the British Government and the U.S. Ambassador on German treatment of prisoners of war and interned civilians.

German Note to U.S.A. protesting against the unneutral conduct of America.

Pope Benedict XV orders prayers for peace.


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