On This Day - 18 July 1915
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)
German attack at Souchez repulsed.
Mackensen captures Krasnostav.
Windau (Courland coast) captured.
Russians retreat from north and west of Warsaw and on entire front of Vistula and Bug.
Italian success on Isonzo, 2,000 prisoners.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres
Turks reported to have ordered Greeks to evacuate Aivali (north of Smyrna).
Naval and Overseas Operations
Italian cruiser "Giuseppe Garibaldi" torpedoed.
Prince Hohenlohe-Langenburg, German ambassador at Constantinople, received by King Ferdinand at Sofia.