On This Day - 27 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

German trenches captured between Sondernach and Landesbach (Alsace).

French bomb Mulheim (Baden) and Chatel station (Argonne).

Eastern Front

Russian line on Zlota Lipa broken near Brzezany (East Galicia).

German troops massing on north-west frontier of Romania.

Southern Front

Italians storming Monte Rombon (Plezzo, Julian).

Austrians attack Montenegrins at Grahovo (Montenegro) and are repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Attack reported on British and Russian Consuls at Kengaver (Persia) by band of ruffians under German Vice-Consul.

Political, etc.

South Wales Miners' Federation refuse Mr. Runciman's award; Government refuses to meet them in further conference.

Count Bernstorff notifies Mr. Lansing "full satisfaction" will be given U.S. for sinking "Arabic".  German submarines now forbidden to attack merchantmen without warning.


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