On This Day - 7 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

German attacks in Argonne and Vosges repulsed with heavy losses (estimated 4,000).

Eastern Front

Russians repulse Germans near Riga.

Enemy attacks Kovna; Russian retreat behind Jara.

Enemy attacks with gas near Osovyets.

Sierok (northern Georgievsk) occupied.

Enemy reaches Vistula near Pienkow.

Southern Front

Gallipoli: Very heavy fighting and losses; little progress; frightfully hot.

Italian artillery reaches Ercavallo Peak (Trentino).

Political, etc.

Romania mobilises 10 classes reservists.

National Relief Fund total �5,431,671 in one year.


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