On This Day - 28 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

King George thrown with horse whilst inspecting, and somewhat seriously injured.

Eastern Front

Enemy concentrating heavily near Riga; fierce fighting on Dvina river.

Southern Front

General Italian attack along coastal front, especially against Gorizia.

Bulgars take Pirot and threaten railway communications.

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Argyll" wrecked off Scotland.

H.M.S. "Hythe" sunk of Gallipoli.

Political, etc.

M. Briand succeeds M. Viviani as French Prime Minister.

Lt.-Gen. Sir B. Mahon to command on Salonika front.


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