On This Day - 15 October 1914

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

Ostend and Zeebrugge occupied by the Germans.

The Allied lines extended to the Coast.

Eastern Front

Poland: First Battle for Warsaw begins along all the line of the Vistula (till 23rd).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tsing-tau: The beginning of the end.  Non-combatants allowed to leave.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Rebels routed at Ratedraai.

North Sea: H.M.S. "Hawke" sunk by German submarine.


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