On This Day - 13 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

Successful British attack south-west of Hulluch.

Zeppelin raid on London: 59 killed, 114 injured.

Eastern Front

Russians hold their own at L. Drisviati (Dvinsk), but driven back across Strypa.

Southern Front

Serbs tenaciously hold country south of Belgrade; Sarrail arrives at Salonika.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Renewed Armenian atrocities reported by U.S. Ambassador at Constantinople.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Action near Broen (Denmark) between British submarine and German force.  1 T.B.D. sunk.

Political, etc.

M. Delcasse resigns.

Romania declines to act.

Viviani on Balkan situation.


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