On This Day - 12 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 capture Carency.

Eastern Front

Germans occupy Kyeltsi (Poland).

Austro-German advance in Galicia and north of Uzsok Pass.

Austrian retreat south of Pruth.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Cape Tekeh ("Gurka Bluff") captured by Gurkas; H.M.S. "Goliath" torpedoed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

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

Political, etc.

Report of Bryce Committee published.

Anti-Germans riots in England.


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