On This Day - 29 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Second Battle of Ypres: Artillery duels north of Ypres; Canadians withdrawn from the Ypres salient.

Germans bombard Reims and Dunkirk.

Eastern Front

Continued German advance in Galicia; also in the Baltic Provinces; Libau-Dvinsk railway reached.

Russians repulse Austrian attacks in the Uzsok Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks retreat from neighbourhood of the Suez Canal.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Submarine E14 sinks a Turkish transport in the Sea of Marmora.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George announces the Government scheme with regard to alcoholic drinks.


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