On This Day - 6 September 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 squadron of 40 aeroplanes bombs Saarbrucken.

Eastern Front

Russians pressed back in centre by Germans and over east Galician border by Austrians; heavy fighting near Brody.

Southern Front

Austrians active on Italian fronts.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Reports received of appalling condition of Armenians in Asia Minor; Germany and Austria refuse to interfere.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Turkish destroyer "Yar Hissar" sunk by submarine in Sea of Marmora.

Renwed activity in German East Africa.

Fighting on Rhodesian frontier near Saisa, between Germans and Belgians.

Russian destroyers in Black Sea damage Turkish cruiser "Hamidiya" and sink four coal transports.

Political, etc.

Turco-Bulgarian frontier convention signed at Dimotika.

"Archibald" documents discovered in U.S.A., compromising Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Dumba.


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