On This Day - 13 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

French progress near Berry-au-Bac.

Failure of French attacks near Maizeray.

Eastern Front

Russians capture heights near Uzsok Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks beaten north of Basra and retreat from Shaiba (south-west of Basra).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Publication of Rear-Admiral Hon. H. Hood's despatch on patrol action on Belgian coast, 17 October-9 November 1914.

Political, etc.

M. Radoslavov, Bulgarian premier, orders disarmament of Turco-Bulgarians on Serbian frontier.

Italy presses Austria for an answer to the Note of 8 April.

Munitions Committee meets under the chairmanship of Mr. Lloyd George.


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