On This Day - 4 July 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

Battle of the Argonne dies down; Crown Prince fails to break the French line.

Eastern Front

Austro-Germans reach the Zlota Lipa.

Southern Front

Heavy attack by Turks against Naval and 29th Divisions repulsed (Gallipoli).

Serbians enter Durazzo (Albania).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Lahej (near Aden) attacked by Turks.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Konigsberg" (cruiser) partially destroyed by monitors in Rufiji river (German East Africa).

French liner "Carthage" torpedoed and sunk off Cape Hellas.


On This Day