On This Day - 5 August 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

Heavy fighting in the Vosges and at Hill 213 (Argonne).

Eastern Front

Capture of Ivangorod by Austrians.

Germans enter Warsaw.

Southern Front

Italian airship captured at Pola.

Progress on the Carso by Italians.

General Sarrail succeeds General Gouraud as Commander in Chief in Near East.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians capture Turkish positions near Olti and Sarikamish (Transcaucasia) and repel counter-attacks.

Political, etc.

Strike in Belgian coal district.

Germans fire on strikers.

Russian Ministry of Munitions proposed.

Duma votes 35 million roubles for refugees.


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