On This Day - 7 November 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

General Alexeiev's estimate of German and Austro-Hungarian forces in field.

Russians progress near Riga.

Russian casualties over two millions to end September.

Southern Front

Austro-Germans reach Krushevats and force Morava River at Kralyevo.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German cruiser "Undine" sunk by British submarine off southern Coast Sweden.

Italian liner "Ancona" shelled and sunk by German submarine under Austrian flag; 25 Americans on board, many lives lost.

Political, etc.

Text of American Note re: British contraband and blockade policy published.


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