On This Day - 8 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)

Western Front

French success at Fontenelle (Vosges).

British repulse German attack south-west of Pilkem.

Eastern Front

Austrian troops withdraw to heights north of Krasnik after defeat on Urzedowka.

Southern Front

Monticello taken by Italians (Trentino).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Union troops reach Tsumeb (German south-west Africa), releasing all prisoners captured by enemy.

Germany reply to "Lusitania" Note.

Italian cruiser "Amalfi" torpedoed and sunk by Austrians in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

Third reading of National Registration Bill.

Order in Council passed to increase Canadian Expeditionary Force to 150,000 men.

Austrian Note to Romania.


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