On This Day - 19 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 near Les Eparges (Verdun), repulsed with heavy losses, also west and south-west of Souchez.

Eastern Front

Russians concentrating on Narev.

Germans attacking north and south of Warsaw.

Fiercest fighting on Lyublin-Kholm line.

Southern Front

Italian success on Carso plateau after two days' fighting: capture of M. San Michele.

Total casualties in Dardanelles to 30 June, 42,434, announced in House of Commons.

Political, etc.

Venizelist movement gains ground as opposed to Germanophil policy of Gournaris.

Bulgaria again declares neutrality.


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