On This Day - 18 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

German attack at Souchez repulsed.

Eastern Front

Mackensen captures Krasnostav.

Windau (Courland coast) captured.

Russians retreat from north and west of Warsaw and on entire front of Vistula and Bug.

Southern Front

Italian success on Isonzo, 2,000 prisoners.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks reported to have ordered Greeks to evacuate Aivali (north of Smyrna).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Italian cruiser "Giuseppe Garibaldi" torpedoed.

Political, etc.

Prince Hohenlohe-Langenburg, German ambassador at Constantinople, received by King Ferdinand at Sofia.


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