On This Day - 20 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 advance up valley of the Fecht towards Munster (Alsace).

Eastern Front

Stubborn Russian defence of Lyublin-Kholm railway.

Heavy fighting south of Ivangorod.

Russians evacuate positions west of Groitsi and retreat north of Novogorod (Warsaw region).

Germans break through Russian line on the Bubissa (north).

Southern Front

Italians attack round Gorizia and capture of 500 prisoners on Carso.

Political, etc.

Welsh miners strike settled.


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