On This Day - 7 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

Yser inundations compel Germans to abandon advanced trenches.

Southern Front

French evacuate Krivolak and retire to strong position in Demir Kapu Pass, 20 miles northern Greek frontier.

Ipek taken by Austrians.

British pressed back to valley of Vardar from Lake Doiran; 1,300 casualties.

Political, etc.

Resolution passed in favour of re-nomination and election of President Wilson.

President Wilson's war message to Congress denouncing pro-Germans in U.S.A.


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