On This Day - 5 July 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

Fierce fighting at Souchez, Arras, and on Meuse.

Eastern Front

Severe enemy defeat between Vistula and Bug, and their offensive between Veprj and Bug repulsed.

Northern movement of Austro-Germans from Galicia towards Kholm-Lyublin line suspended.

Southern Front

Sir Ian Hamilton's despatch issued describing Turkish counter-attacks beaten off 30 June to 2 July.

Turkish attempt to dislodge British from Gallipoli Peninsula defeated.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British evacuate Lahej and retire to Bir Nasr, then to Aden, after attack by Turks.

Political, etc.

Statement concerning German violation of neutral mails on Swedish mail steamers.

Lord Fisher appointed Chairman, Inventions Board.


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