On This Day - 4 August 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)

Eastern Front

Germans threaten Warsaw; civilians evacuate; Blonie-Nadarzyn line (15 miles west of Warsaw) abandoned by Russians.  Latter evacuate Ivangorod.

Southern Front

Castle of Lizzana (Rovereto) destroyed by Austrians.

Italians occupy Col di Lana (Cordevole, Ventian Alps).

Naval and Overseas Operations

French battleships bombard Spelia and Scalanova (opposite Samos).

Political, etc.

Anniversary service at St. Paul's.

Losses announced.

French Chamber renews "Union sacree".

Mr. Tribich Lincoln, spy and ex-M.P., arrested in New York.

Romania votes �4,000,000 for military purposes.

National Cabinet for New Zealand decided on.


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