On This Day - 13 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

Trench fighting near the Somme.

French batteries destroy at St. Mihiel the only German bridge spared by the flooded Meuse.

Anti-aircraft control in Great Britain transferred to War Office.

Southern Front

Allied troops withdraw across Greek frontier.

Salonika to be fortified.

80,000 enemy troops between Monastir and Greek frontier.

Greek Government informed their ships at Malta now free to proceeed.

Bulgarians enter Doiran and Gevgeli.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British force under Colonel Gordon defeats 1,200 Senussites at Wadi Shaifa, near Mersa Matruh.

Political, etc.

All American and Canadian securities to be loaned or sold to the State.

Supplementary German War Credit Bill for �500,000,000.


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