On This Day - 28 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

Severe fighting round and north of Loos; ground recaptured north of Hill 70.

British capture altogether 3,000 men and 21 guns.

French continue to gain ground east of Souchez and progress in Champagne.

Eastern Front

Russians abandon Lutsk.

Enemy presses Russians back in Pripet district, north and south, but loses heavily in marshes.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British victory at Kut-el-Amara (Tigris).  British lose under 500; Turkish prisoners, 1,650.

Enemy bolts towards Baghdad.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Fire and explosion on Italian battleship "Benedetto Brin".

Political, etc.

Allied victory in Champagne confirms Greece in her antagonistic attitude towards Central Powers.

Dr. Dumba recalled unconditionally from U.S.A.

Trades Union and Labour bodies debate Compulsory service.

Plan settled for Anglo-French loan.

Sir Edward Grey defines policy as regards Balkan States.


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