On This Day - 12 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

Crown Prince checked in Argonne after vigorous offensive.

German advance round Souchez and capture cemetery.

German attack in the "Labyrinth" (north of Arras) repulsed.

Eastern Front

Enemy offensive on the Bobr and Narev fronts (north-east of Warsaw).

Southern Front

Turkish trenches before Achi Baba captured.

Italian air raid on Pola.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Engagements reported between British-Belgian force and Germans on north Rhodesian frontier.

Political, etc.

State control of coal industry announced in Germany.

South Wales miners conference rejects Government proposals.


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