On This Day - 30 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

Five German mines explode north of Loos, causing some British casualties.

Eastern Front

Heavy fighting in Bukovina continues.

Southern Front

Enemy airships drop bombs on Salonika, so Allies arrest the four enemy Consuls and send them to Toulon.

Naval and Overseas Operations

S.S. "Persia" torpedoed off Crete, 333 lives lost, including U.S.A. Consul at Aden.

H.M. cruiser "Natal" blown up harbour, 304 lost.


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