On This Day - 30 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

Artillery activity along whole front.

Southern Front

Italians progress towards Gorizia.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Rearguard actions on Tigris; Turks strongly reinforced.

British casualties during retreat of 80 miles, 4,567 men and two gunboats.

Political, etc.

King Nicholas appeals for help to Diplomatic Corps.

Allied Governments Pact of London signed by Italy.

Large German post-war copper order to U.S.A.

German casualties to date.


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