On This Day - 6 December 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

First Meeting of Allied War Council in Paris.

Southern Front

British force, Strumitsa, bombarded by the Bulgarians; infantry attack repulsed.

Essad Pasha declares himself pro-Ally.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Capture of Captain Stanley Wilson by Austrian submarine when carrying despatches in Greek steamer.

Durazzo bombarded by Austrian squadron.

Political, etc.

M. Venizelos's election manifesto.

Terms of Pact of London published by Foreign Office.


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