On This Day - 18 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

Canadians raid enemy trenches south-west of Messines.

Southern Front

Austro-German advance parallel to Kosovo plateau.

Serbian army divided within two fronts - Mitrovitsa-Prishtina and Prilep-Monastir.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Unsatisfactory Austrian Note about "Ancona" to U.S. Government; not expected to go to extremes yet.

Political, etc.

M. Cochin, French envoy, received by King Constantine.


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