On This Day - 14 November 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

Violent German attacks in "Labyrinth" (Artois) repelled by French.  Enemy losses very severe.

Eastern Front

German retreat south-west from Riga and the Shlok and Kemmern regions.

Southern Front

Austrian aircraft bomb Verona; 30 killed, 49 injured.

Serbs evacuate Babuna position east of Prilep.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks and Germans defeated by Russians in Persia.

Turkish Ambassador and Austro-German Ministers leave.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Loss of submarine E.20 in Sea of Marmora.


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