On This Day - 8 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)

Southern Front

Evacuation of Gallipoli begins.

French and British troops fall back towards Greek frontier.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Heavy Turkish bombardment Kut, attacks repulsed, heavy losses enemy, lasting till 11th.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Publication Admiralty despatch re: destruction German cruiser "Konigsberg" last July, German East Africa.

Political, etc.

2,026 State Munition works declared "controlled" between 12 July and 6 December 1915.


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