On This Day - 28 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

Second Battle of Ypres: German offensive definitely stopped.

Germans bomb Dunkirk, Pervyse and Nancy; French bomb Friedrichshafen.

Germans storm French position at Les Mesnils.

Eastern Front

Very powerful Austro-German offensive under von Mackensen begins between the Dunajec and Biala Rivers (west Galicia).  Russians driven back.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Allied forces, aided by "Queen Elizabeth", advance on Krithia.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Skirmishes east of the Suez Canal.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Germans defeated at Gibeon (German south-west Africa).

South African Government publishes a Blue Book on the rebellion.


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