On This Day - 5 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

Fighting continued north of Massiges (Champagne).

Eastern Front

Germans repulsed with heavy losses at Platonovka, south of Lake Sventen (Dvinsk).

Southern Front

Fall of Nish, after three days' fighting.  Germans get thereby Danube and Ottoman railway route.

Main German-Bulgarian forces join at Krivivir, 35 miles north of Nish.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Mr. de Wet in election campaign in South Africa and Generals Botha and Smuts declare identification of Union with British cause.

Political, etc.

Committee appointed to facilitate trade of the country.


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