On This Day - 15 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

Violent bombardment on Yser front.

Eastern Front

1,730 Russians taken prisoners outside Kovna.  Losice, Biala, and Mazyrecze (west of Brest) captured; enemy crosses Bug east of Droghiczyn.

Russian line broken at Bransk (on Nurzec), 5,000 prisoners taken.

Southern Front

Venice bombarded by seaplane.

Political, etc.

National Register taken.

Cholera in Hungary.

Striking exposure of German intrigues in New York World.


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