On This Day - 23 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)

Eastern Front

Germans storm Illukst; hard fighting near Postavi (south of Dvinsk) and on Oginski Canal (Polesia).

Southern Front

Heavy fighting Carso front.

Von Gallwitz crosses at Orsova.

Serbs beaten at Uskub and Kladovo.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine sinks "Prinz Adalbert" (cruiser) near Libau (Baltic).

Germans seize Swedish steamer "Capella".

Political, etc.

King George appeals for more men: "The end not yet in sight".


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