On This Day - 20 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

Lively artillery actions on French front.

Eastern Front

Heavy fighting in Northern sector and near Riga.

Southern Front

Sir Ian Hamilton's despatch of 28 August covering operations in Gallipoli 5 May to 30 June, published.

Artillery engagements on Drina and Danube fronts.

Heavy fighting, Plezzo and Carso fronts.

Serbian positions re-attacked at Orsovo and Tekia.

Political, etc.

Compulsory Service League formed in N.S. Wales.

Bulgaro-Turkish Convention for "maintenance of armed neutrality" by former.

Stimulating open letter from Mr. Lloyd George.


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