On This Day - 30 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

Second Battle of Ypres: Attempted German advance from St. Julien repulsed.

Zeppelin raid on East Anglia.

Eastern Front

Germans reach the railway stations of the Muravievo and Radziviliski (Province of Kovno, Baltic Provinces).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Australian submarine AE2 sunk by Turkish warship in the Sea of Marmora.

Political, etc.

German warning in U.S. newspapers re: sailing in "Lusitania".


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