On This Day - 7 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

Vigorous fighting in Champagne and Argonne, indecisive.

Eastern Front

Continued fighting in Dvinsk region.

Southern Front

Austro-Germans across Drina, Save and Danube; total estimated 400,000.

20,000 Allied troops at Salonika.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French transport sunk by Austrian submarine; two Russian destroyers sunk 19 Turkish supply ships, coast of Anatolia.

Political, etc.

New Greek Cabinet under M. Zaimis; benevolent neutrality programme.

British Labour Leaders appeal for volunteers for Army.


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