On This Day - 11 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

Despatch dated 15 June from Sir John French published, covering operations from 5 April to 30 May.

Eastern Front

Fighting on Lyublin front continues; Austrians lose nearly all ground gained in past week.

Enemy attacks on Zlota Lipa and Dniester repulsed.

Russians withdraw to right bank of Urzedowka.

Southern Front

Successful Italian offensive in Carnia region.

Venice bombed by Austrian aeroplanes for fourth time.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Destruction of "Konigsberg" completed on Rufiji River (German East Africa).


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