On This Day - 21 January 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 take woods near the farm of Beausejour, but lose ground in the Bois-le-Pretre.

Eastern Front

Further Austrian attack at the Kirlibaba Pass repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British S.S. "Durward" sunk by submarine near Maas lightship.

Political, etc.

H.M. Ambassador at Washington announces that S.S. "Dacia", if captured, will be placed in a Prize Court.


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