On This Day - 13 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)

Western Front

German attacks in Argonne repulsed.

Germans bombard Raon l'Etape (Argonne).

Eastern Front

Germans thrust back after three days' fighting from Vlodava (on the Upper Bug).

Southern Front

Italian progress on the Carso and advance in Sexten valley (Carn.).

Naval and Overseas Operations

French t.b.d. sinks Austrian submarine in Adriatic.

Political, etc.

Bulgarian Premier, M. Radoslavov, explains Bulgaria's aims, etc., to American press.


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