On This Day - 26 August 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

French bomb poison gas factory Dornach.

Eastern Front

Germans occupy fort of Olita on Niemen and advance south-east and north-east of Brest-Litovsk.

Southern Front

Italian progress in Val Sugana (Trentino).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Rustam (north-west India) column defeats Brunerwals at Surkhabi.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German submarine sunk by British airman off Ostend.

Political, etc.

Letter published from Sir Edward Grey in answer to German Chancellor's speech.

Speech by M. Viviani in French Chamber, followed by vote of confidence.

Lord Selborne addresses agricultural representatives.


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