On This Day - 30 October 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

Germans retake Butte de Tahure (Champagne).

Eastern Front

Russian success near Tarnopol (Galicia); claim 8,000 prisoners; Germans claim 3,000.

Southern Front

Enemy takes Kraguyevats.

British support French at Gevgeli.  Latter repulse Bulgars at Krivolak (Vardar River).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Nigerian and Gold Coast troops under Colonel Mayer successful in Cameroons.

Political, etc.

Count W. Metternich appointed German Ambassador at Constantinople.


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