On This Day - 27 February 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 part of Beaujesour, near Perthes (Champagne).

Eastern Front

Russians retake Przasnysz.  5,400 prisoners reported.

Russians report capture of 4,000 prisoners near Dolina (southern Galicia).

Southern Front

Dardanelles operations hindered by bad weather.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Dacia" intercepted in Channel by French and taken into Brest.

Admiralty proclaim blockade of German East Africa.


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