On This Day - 17 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

Enemy active about Jakobstadt (Riga); Russians successful on middle Styr (S. Polesia).

Southern Front

Bulgars force Timok Valley and take Egri Palanka; Franco-Serbs defeat Bulgars at Strumitsa (sout-west Bulgaria).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Zeebrugge bombarded from the sea.

Political, etc.

British government offers Cyprus to Greece if she will fulfil her treaty obligations to Serbia.


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