On This Day - 11 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)

Eastern Front

Desperate fighting near Dvinsk; Ivanov captures 2,000 Austrians on Strypa (Galicia).

Southern Front

Bulgars attack Serbs from Byelogradchik; Belgrade partly destroyed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish offensive at Ichkau (Transcaucasia) repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Admiral D'Artiges du Fournet French naval Commander-in-Chief, vice Boue de Lapeyrere in eastern Meditteranean.

Political, etc.

Lord Derby produces recruiting scheme.

Prohibition of "treating".


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