On This Day - 21 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

Germans capture Dvina bank ten miles east of Riga.

Fighting at Baranovichi (northern Polesia).

Southern Front

Germans advance west of the Morava; Bulgars take Kumanovo; French take Robrovo.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Allied squadrons bombard Dedeagach (Aegean), Varna and Burgas (Black Sea).

Political, etc.

The King goes to France.

Greece rejects offer of Cyprus.


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