On This Day - 18 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

French capture position on Ablain-Angres road (Vimy), and trench on Schratmannele crest (Vosges).

Southern Front

Italian progress towards Tolmino and in Upper Rienz (Julian).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Russian naval success in Gulf of Riga.  German Fleet retires losing two cruisers (including "Moltke") and eight torpedo boats.  Russian gunboat "Sivuch" sunk.

Political, etc.

Offices of "Labour Leader" raided.


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