On This Day - 14 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)

Eastern Front

Continued pressure by enemy on northern sector; Russians successful in Rovno and Tarnopol (Gal.) districts.

Southern Front

Various small successes on either side of Italian front.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Persian Government begins to deal with dangerous situation in Ispahan.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Small British success at Maktan (East Africa).

Political, etc.

Extensive contraband trade in Holland revealed.

Entente Powers hand Note to Bulgaria.

Parliament reassembles.


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