On This Day - 8 October 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

Important German attack near Loss repulsed.  Huge enemy losses.

Eastern Front

Russians capture 1,000 prisoners, Novo Alexinatz (Galician border, east of Lemberg).

Southern Front

Austrians enter Belgrade; Serbs evacuate it after checking advanced guard.

Sir Ian Hamilton's despatch on Suvla Bay.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British force attacks 9,000 Mohmands (Indian frontier), scoring heavily.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine destroys German transport in Baltic.

Political, etc.

Anglo-French munitions agreement; Miners' Federation "triple alliance".


On This Day