On This Day - 26 October 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

Fight for "La Courtine" continues; enemy attack fails.

Eastern Front

Germans advance at Illukst.

Southern Front

Germans and Bulgars join at Lyubishevats (Danube).

Serbs retire from Knyajevats.

Enemy on wide front 25-40 miles south of Belgrade.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Persian Cossacks sent to help British and Russian Consuls at Kengavar (Kermanshah).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British transport "Marquette" torpedoed in Aegean.

Political, etc.

Mr. Fisher appointed Australian High Commissioner in London.

National Registration ordered in New Zealand.


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