On This Day - 12 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

Failure of French attack south-east of Hartmannsweilerkopf.

French consolidate their positions at Les Eparges.

German airship bombs Nancy.

Eastern Front

Russians checked east of the Uzsok Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Indecisive fighting at Kurna and Ahwaz.

Turks attack Basra from west and south.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French cruiser "St. Louis" bombards Gaza.

Political, etc.

Papal Note to President Wilson declaring the readiness of the Pope to co-operate for the restoration of peace.


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