On This Day - 6 October 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 carry Tahure and the Butte (Hill 192) (Champagne).

Eastern Front

Heavy fighting Dvina front and in Lakes district; Romanians fortifying Giurgevo (Ruschuk).

Southern Front

Austrians attack Belgrade forts.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Reports of valuable Belgian co-operation in Cameroons, beginning on Sanga in October 1914.

Political, etc.

Armenian massacres discussed, House of Lords; 80,000 reported killed since May, with connivance.


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