On This Day - 29 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

Artillery action Souchez and Soissons sectors, around Arras, etc.

Nancy bombed.

Eastern Front

Line of Lyublin-Kholm railway cut by enemy.

German troops break through Russian positions west of the Veprj.

Unsuccessful enemy attempt to advance between Narev and the Orz.

Southern Front

Strong Italian offensive in Cordevole valley.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Loss of French submarine "Mariotte" in Dardanelles.

Austrians attempt to recapture Pelagosa.

American Note to Germany concerning the "Leelanaw" reported.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George speaks at conference of mining industry.


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