On This Day - 10 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

French take cemetery of Neuville St. Vaast and part of Carency (north of Arras).

British repulsed on Aubers ridge.

Eastern Front

German retreat in Baltic Provinces.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Sinking of "Lusitania" causes anti-German demonstrations in London and Liverpool.

Submarine E14 sinks a transport in the Sea or Marmora.

Political, etc.

President Wilson on the "Lusitania".  "There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight," etc.


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