On This Day - 12 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)

Western Front

French mining successes in Argonne.

Eastern Front

Meeting between Kaiser and Hindenburg.  Hindenburg threatens to resign if Kaiser insists on capture of Riga and Dvinsk.

Southern Front

Germans control railway from Belgrade to Constantinople.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British force under Townshend advances to within seven miles of Ctesiphon.

Shah of Persia receives Allied Ministers and declares himself friendly.


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