On This Day - 14 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

Germans attack Belgians on Yser canal and are repulsed.

Eastern Front

Russians fall back towards Narev.

Great Austro-German offensive from Baltic to Bukovina begins.

Enemy capture Przasnysz (Narev).

Southern Front

Montenegrins repulse Austrian attack at Grahovo (Montenegro).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks driven from Nasriya (Euphrates) by British force from Kurna.

Political, etc.

National Registration Bill passes House of Lords.


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