On This Day - 27 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

King George, after visit to French Armies, issues Order of the Day to them.

Germans repulsed in Champagne.

Eastern Front

Indecisive fighting on most of front; Russians driven back from the Styr.

Southern Front

Bulgars capture Zayechar, Knyajevats and heights north-west of Pirot.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine sinks four more German steamers in Baltic.

Russians bombard Varna.

Political, etc.

M. Pashich (Serbian Prime Minister) wires urgently for help.

Australian Cabinet changes.

South African elections (99 Botha-ists).


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