On This Day - 13 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

New German offensive in Argonne.  They capture French line at Vienne-le-Chateau and the height of La Fille Morte.

Eastern Front

Austrian advance across Dniester in Bukovina; German attack on Narev.

Southern Front

French advance to the Kereves Dere stream (Gallipoli).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Death of Sultan of Lahej from wound received during Turkish attack.

Political, etc.

�570,000,000 (besides �15,000,000 through the Post Office) subscribed to War Loan.

Strikes proclaimed an offence.


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