On This Day - 28 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

Air-raid on St. Omer.

Eastern Front

Germans cross Vistula between Warsaw and Ivangorod.

Russians repulsed south-west of Gora Kalvariya (south of Warsaw).

Austrians repulsed beyond the Kamienka (Upper Vistula).

Southern Front

Austrians repulsed in Carnia.

Italian offensive in Cordevole Valley (Ventian Alps) progressing.

Italians evacuate positions just west of Gorizia.

Political, etc.

Final debate on Compulsory Service; Mr. Asquith reviews situation.

Mr. Lloyd George speaks on munitions.


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