On This Day - 22 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

French positions east of Metzeral (Alsace) attacked, captured, and finally evacuated by enemy.

French gain near Bagatelle (Argonne).

Eastern Front

Russians cleared from left bank of Vistula above Ivangorod.

Enemy storms Miluny (Warsaw) and attacks Narev bridgehead at Rojan.

Southern Front

Austrians hold bridgehead of Gorizia against fierce attacks.

Italian capture 1,500 prisoners on Carso.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Announced that 30 Turkish officers with arms cargo sailed for Tripoli; Italians demand war on Turkey.

Political, etc.

Mr. Roosevelt denounces his countrymen as accessories after the fact to Germany's crimes in Belgium.

Turkish portion of Dedeagach railway ceded to Bulgaria with territory (600 square miles) between river Maritza and frontier.


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