On This Day - 11 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: Germans bombard Ypres-Menin road.

French take fort and chapel of Notre Dame de Lorette.

Eastern Front

Germans evacuate Shavli.

Austro-German advance in Galicia.

Russians fall back to the San River.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian progress in the district of Tabriz.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French take Eseka (Cameroons).


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