On This Day - 22 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

Fierce fighting Neuville sector (Arras) and Forest of Apremont (Vosges).

Stuttgart bombed.

Eastern Front

Successful Russian operations along whole line except in centre.

Southern Front

Australian casualties at Dardanelles to date, 19,183, including 4,604 killed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Extensive preparations in Syria for renewed Turkish attack on Egypt reported.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Dutch liner "Koningin Emma" mined; towed up Thames.  250 passengers saved.

Political, etc.

Third German War Loan closed; reported amount �601,500,000.

White paper (Cd. 8012) issued concerning the "Archibald" papers.


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