On This Day - 30 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

Russian victory on Strypa (southern Galicia), taking 4,000 prisoners and 30 guns.

Southern Front

Italians eject Austrians from Monte Maronia (Julian).

French aeroplanes bomb Akbachi Sliman and Chanak (Gallipoli).

Political, etc.

German Ambassador's account of his last interview with Sir Edward Grey republished from German press.

Great Britain makes concessions to American trade with regard to blockade.

Letter from Mr. Balfour gives total deaths from Zeppelin raids as 89 - all civilians.


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