On This Day - 10 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)

Eastern Front

German lines broken west of Chartorysk; 2,050 prisoners.

Southern Front

Turkish reports of artillery duels in the Dardanelles.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian advance on Teheran.

Persian gendarmerie, under foreign officers, revolts and imprisons British subjects.

German intrigues in Persia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Great fire at American munition works, Bethlehem Steel Co., German incendiaries suspected.  Many guns destroyed.

Political, etc.

Mr. Asquith announces strengthening of General Staff by more intercommunication with Allies.

Speech by M. Szaonov on future policy.


On This Day