On This Day - 14 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

Germans accuse the French of using poison gas near Verdun.

Zeppelin raid on Tyneside.

Eastern Front

Germans repulsed before Osovyets.

Indecisive fighting at the Uzsok Pass.

Russians make progress east of Czernowitz.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British offensive south of Shaiba routs Turks.

Political, etc.

Mr. Fisher states in Australian Parliament that the Government will send every available man to the war.

Mr. Harcourt states that the Dominions will be consulted as to peace terms.

General von Bissing suppresses the Belgian Red Cross.


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