On This Day - 1 November 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

Sir John French's Despatch published, covering period 25 September to 8 October 1915.

Eastern Front

Food scarcity in Petrograd owing to lack of system.

Southern Front

Italian successes near Gorizia and Zagora (Jul.).

Babuna Pass (between Uskub and Prilep) held by 5,000 Serbians for more than a week against six divisions.

Austro-German brutality.

Naval and Overseas Operations

S.S. "Hocking", flying U.S. flag, but under German management, seized and taken to Halifax.

Political, etc.

Return of the King from France after his accident.

Agricultural Relief Committee visits France.


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