On This Day - 1 May 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: Repulse of German attack on Hill 60; British ordered to withdraw to new line.

Eastern Front

Germans occupy Shavli and approach Libau (Baltic Provinces).

Austro-German offensive towards the Uzsok Pass.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Turks attack the Allied line at Gallipoli.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Two German t.b.'s sunk by British destroyer in North Sea.

Union forces occupy Kubas (German south-west Africa).

"Gulf-light", American oil tank vessel, torpedoed by German submarine.

Political, etc.

Navigation resumed again between England and Holland.

Chinese Note to Japan requiring the restoration of Kiao-chau, and making other demands.


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