On This Day - 10 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

Germany activity Ypres salient; 3,000 shells on British position, little damage.

Southern Front

Italians carry strong position above Bezzecca basin (Carn.).

Austrian aeroplanes bombard Ancona.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Half million bushels Canadian wheat for Allies burnt at Erie (Penn.).

Naval action in Black Sea; Russians sink two Turkish gun-boats.

Political, etc.

War Council Allies, Paris, decides hold Salonika.

Boy-Ed and von Papen recalled as requested by U.S.A.


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