On This Day - 15 September 1914

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

The Aisne: Heavy German counter-attacks: Soissons shelled.

The Argonne: Germans begins slow advance, continued to 21 October.

Arras occupied by Germans.

Eastern Front

East Prussia: Russians prepared to resist German puruist on the Niemen.

Bukovina: Russians occupy Czernowitz.

Southern Front

Serbia: Austrians pushed back across the Drina save at a few points: their second invasion of Serbia suspended.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Meeting of rebels at Potchefstroom.

Delarey accidentally shot on his way thither with Beyers.


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