On This Day - 21 June 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 repulse German counter-attacks north of Arras.

French gain ground in Lorraine.

Eastern Front

Austro-Germans take Zolkiew and Rawa Ruska.

Austrians repulsed at Nizniow (Dniester).

Southern Front

Dardanelles: French advance.

Political, etc.

Christian De Wet found guilty of treason (six years and �2,000).

Mr. McKenna announces Government proposals for a 4.5% War Loan.


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