On This Day - 16 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

Heavy fighting along Russian front, specially near Mitau (Riga).

Southern Front

Austro-Germans storm Vranovo (Pozharevats), and Bulgars forts east of Zayechar.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Termination of British occupation of Bushire (by agreement with Persia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine sinks five German transports in Baltic.

Blockade declared of Bulgarian (Aegean) Coast.

Political, etc.

State of war between France and Bulgaria from 6 a.m.


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