On This Day - 1 July 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)

Eastern Front

Germans (Mackensen) occupy Zamosc (near Upper Bug).

Germans (Linsingen) cross Gnila Lipa south of Rohatyn (Galicia).

Russians evacuate bridgehead near Tarlov (Vistula).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Leyland liner "Armenian" torpedoed off Cornish coast.

Otavi (south-west Africa) occupied by General Botha.

H.M.S. "Lightning" damaged by mine or torpedo.

Political, etc.

British Commission on trade with Sweden arrives Stockholm.

Total German casualties to date, reckoned at 1,700,000, of which 306,000 killed, and 500,000 permanently disabled.


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