On This Day - 30 September 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 gain more ground in Champagne; fighting round Loos continues.

Special "Order of Day" by Sir John French.

Eastern Front

German advance comes to a standstill nearly all along line, though Russians still retiring slowly round Lutsk and in Southern Pripet marshes region.

Russians still hold Dvinsk strongly.

Southern Front

Italian offensive continues amid ice and snow.

Political, etc.

Labour Meeting resolves that Voluntary System with special recruiting campaign sufficient.

King George sends congratulatory message to Sir John French.

Labour Council, Sydney, Australia, opposes compulsory service unless wealth conscripted.


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