On This Day - 30 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

British line pierced at Hooge by enemy using "flame-throwers".

45 French aeroplanes bomb Freiburg (Baden), Pfalzburg (Lorraine), and petrol factories at Pechelbroon, etc.

Eastern Front

Russians fall back along entire line, only resisting north of Grusbieszow (lower Bug).

Evacuation of Warsaw continues.

Austrians occupy Lyublin.

Southern Front

Italian offensive in Trentino resumed.

Italians bombard forts in and around the Cadore valley and Sexten (Carn.).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish success reported in Grsbudo Hills (Armenia).

Cholera among Turkish troops at Constantinople.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Leyland liner "Iberian" torpedoed.

Political, etc.

United States protests against fraudulent use of passports by German spies.

Political crisis and resignation of Japanese cabinet.

Pope addresses letter to heads of belligerent States.

�7,500,000 voted for new Dutch naval programme.

Australian Federal Government proposes War Tax.


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