On This Day - 6 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

German success at Vaux Fery (Meuse).

French recapture position on heights of the Meuse.

British capture trenches near Pilkem.

Eastern Front

Archduke Josef Ferdinand beaten near Krasnik.

Russians take 15,000 prisoners between Krasnik and Lyublin.

Southern Front

Battle for Carso plateau developing.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa's offer of Imperial Contingent gratefully accepted by Government.

Political, etc.

Anglo-French Conference at Calais.


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