On This Day - 23 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

Russians successful in struggle for Tsarzemunde (Riga front).

Southern Front

Fall of Mitrovitsa and Prishtina (keys of plain of Kosovo).  Germans claim 17,000 prisoners and 35 guns.  Serbians driven west from Kosovo Plateau.

French capture Brusnik and protect Krivolak from Bulgar bombardment.

Austrians evacuate Mori and Rovereto (Trentino) and ask for German help on Isonzo.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Operations about Yaunde (Cameroons) by English and French contingents.  Enemy losses heavy.


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