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Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House held three evening performance by Military Bands.

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7/11/1915 Crisis in Persia

Persia is ostensibly a neutral and independent nation, but in practice its independence is highly circumscribed. Russia occupies much of the country’s north, supposedly to protect the interests of Persia’s Christian minorities. 180 more words

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Obama Reverses Field - U.S. Troops To Fight In Syria Against ISIS (And Russians?)

After who knows how many times the Obama Administration assured us that U.S. military forces would not become involved in combat actions in Syria, that idea is suddenly history.  776 more words


30/9/1915 The Eastern Front stabilises

Russia has been on the back foot since Germany launched the Gorlice-Tarnów offensive in May. Hindenburg and Ludendorff, the Eastern Front commanders, had been saying that they could knock Russia out of the war if Germany’s reserves were given to them. 353 more words

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28/9/1915 Rovno: Russia's counter-attack hits Austria hard

The Russian counterattack at Rovno has dealt a heavy blow to the Austro-Hungarians. Despite the defeats they have endured over the summer, mainly at the hands of the Germans, the Russians show that they are still a force to be reckoned with. 57 more words

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21/9/1915 Rovno: the Russians strike back

The Germans and Austro-Hungarians have enjoyed many successes since the launch of the Gorlice-Tarnów offensive in May. The initial victories may have largely been the result of German efforts, but the Austro-Hungarians have also been able to reap some benefits. 130 more words

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