On This Day - 23 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

Week of air raid begins.

French bomb Tergnier and Noyon (c).

British bomb Lens, Henin Lietard and Loos and German camps in Belgium.

Eastern Front

Stubborn fighting round Kleszczeli (south of Byelsk); Russians hold their own.

Southern Front

Italians attack bridgehead at Tolmino (Julian).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British warships bombard Zeebrugge and Knocke.

British submarine torpedoes Turkish supply ship "Isfahan" opposite Constantinople.

Political, etc.

Greek Cabinet formed.

Serbian Parliament adopts order of the day.


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