On This Day - 26 July 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

Attacks by Crown Prince in Argonne checked.

French success on Lingekopf (Alsace).

Eastern Front

Enemy held on Narev line, fierce fighting east of Rojan; Zeppelin captured by Russians.

Germans repulsed at Shlok (Riga), warships co-operating.

Southern Front

Italians occupy crests on Julian front and capture Monte Sei Busi; and attack Plateau of Doberdo.

Great fire in Constantinople.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Announced that Nejd (north-east Arabia) has proclaimed its independence and put Turkish garrisons to flight.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French operate against Lagosta (Adriatic) destroying Austrian submarine supply station, etc.

Italians land and capture Pelagosa Island (centre of Adriatic).

German destroyer sunk by British submarine in North Sea.

Political, etc.

Great Britain's reply to American Note of 30 March received in Washington.

Canada's recruits up to date, 140,000.


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