On This Day - 15 November 1914

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

Battle of Ypres: Last serious attack of the Germans (made by the Prussian Guards) beaten off.

Eastern Front

Poland: Russians retreating before the strong German advance from Thorn, take up the line Gombin-Lodz.

Southern Front

Serbia: Austrians continue to advance: the Serbians fall back south-eastwards.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Mesopotamia: Skirmish between Turks and British at Sahain.


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