On This Day - 11 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

Germans repulsed at Les Eparges.

Severe fighting near Albert.

Eastern Front

Germans bombard Osovyets.

Russians capture Wysocko Nizhne, near the Uzsok Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks attack British at Kurna (Mesopotamia) and Ahwaz (Persian Gulf).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Harrison liner "Wayfarer" torpedoed.

"Kronprinz Wilhelm" arrives at Newport News.

Political, etc.

Count Bernstorff publishes the German Note to U.S.A.

German reprisals announced re: British treatment of captured submarine crews: 39 British officer prisoners under arrest.

Bulgaria agrees to mixed Serbian and Bulgarian commission on frontier incidents in Macedonia.


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