On This Day - 24 May 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

Final German attack east of Ypres repulsed.

Ground east of Festubert made good.

French take Les Corneilles (north-west of Angres).

Eastern Front

Austro-Germans occupy Radyno (Galicia).

Southern Front

Italians advance on the Trentino and Carnic fronts, and occupy Caporetto and Cormons on the Isonzo front.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Austrian naval raid on Italian Adriatic coast, and first air raid on Venice.


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