On This Day - 9 September 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

Heavy indecisive fighting in the Vosges.

Eastern Front

Russians hold their own in north; return to their former positions on the Sereth (S.), 5,000 more prisoners; give way slowly in the centre.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Wounding and death of British Vice-Consul at Shiraz (Persia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Montfalcone Dockyard shelled by Italians.

Van Rensburg and forty-two rebels sentenced at Pretoria.

Political, etc.

Turco-Bulgarian Convention confirmed.

United States Government demand recall of Dr. Dumba.

Mr. Lloyd George stirs up Labour at Trade Unions Congress.


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