On This Day - 26 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: Local combats only.

Battle of Albert: Fierce fight from Oise to Somme.

St. Mihiel: Vain German efforts to cross the Meuse.

Siege of Antwerp begun by the Germans.

Indian troops land at Marseilles.

Eastern Front

East Prussian Frontier: Battle of the Niemen (26-28 September): Vain German efforts to cross.

Siege of Osovyets: Vain German assaults.

Galicia: Russians occupy Rzeszov.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tsing-tau: German outposts driven in.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: British reverse at Sandfontein.


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