On This Day - 15 February 1916

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 regain ground at Tahure (Champagne).

Eastern Front

German attacks in Dvinsk district repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Agreement between British Government and Bakhtiari (Persia).

Political, etc.

Parliament meets.

M. Sazonov makes representations to Allied Conference.

Speeches on the war by Mr. Asquith and Lord Kitchener.

Senator Root attacks U.S. foreign policy.


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