London, Treaty of 1915

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

London, Treaty of (1915)


a secret treaty between Great Britain, Russia, and France on one side and Italy on the other; signed in London on Apr. 26, 1915, it defined conditions for Italy’s entrance into World War I (1914-18) on the side of the Entente.

Italy obligated itself in no more than one month’s time to declare war on Austria-Hungary and to act (without specification of an exact time limit) against “all & enemies” of the Entente. Italy was promised as a “blood payment” a number of territories along the Adriatic (including Trentino in the southern Tirol) and Aegean seas and in Asia Minor, Africa, and elsewhere.


Sbornik dogovorov Rossii s drugimi gosudarstvami: 1856-1917. Moscow, 1952. Pages 436-41.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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