On This Day - 9 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)

Eastern Front

Austrian offensive on Zlota Lipa repulsed.

Southern Front

Italians capture Malga Sarta and Costa Bella (Trentino).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Bomb thrown at Sultan of Egypt.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South-west Africa conquered; German troops surrender unconditionally to General Botha.

Attempted torpedo attack on Cunarder "Orduna".

Political, etc.

Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Commerce ratified at Lisbon.

Lord Kitchener appeals for more recruits at Guildhall.

Mr. Walter Long makes statement on conscription.

Export of gold prohibited in France.


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