On This Day - 10 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

Gains at Hooge consolidated.

British artillery and aircraft active on Belgian Coast.

Eastern Front

Vilna and Kovna being evacuated.

Novo Georgievsk and Brest Litovsk bombarded.

Germans reach Kaluszyn (east of Warsaw).

Russians dislodged north-west of Kock (Veprj); Lomja and Ostrov (Bug) in enemy hands.

Southern Front

Vigorous Italian offensive on Isonzo.

Italian advance in Ortler range (Upper Adige).

Feint landing at Karachali (Gulf of Saros, Gallipoli).

Turkish counter-attack on Chunuk Bair nearly succeeds.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians pursue Turks on Upper Euphrates and capture important height in valley of Passin.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German fleet bombards Riga and is again driven off.

Political, etc.

New Japanese Cabinet formed.

America's reply to Germany regarding "William P. Frye" despatched.

Duma decides on enquiry into abuses connected with munitions.

Bucharest refuses to authorise transport of German munitions to Turkey.


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