On This Day - 10 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

Steenstraate and Ramscapelle heavily shelled by Germans.

Eastern Front

Enemy attacks north of Vilna, serious fighting in centre.

Russian success continued in southern Galicia.

Southern Front

Greek officers summoned to Athens.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Disquieting news from Persia; gendarmerie disaffected and German intrigue rife.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Skirmish south of Songwe River (border of German East Africa).


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