On This Day - 15 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

Lord Kitchener states eleven new Army divisions sent to France; 17 miles more French front taken over.

Eastern Front

Fighting west and south of Dvinsk.

Germans aim at dividing Russian Vilna and Dvinsk groups; the enemy advances on Pinks; driven back across Strypa in the south.

Southern Front

Removal of Turkish heavy artillery from fortresses to Gallipoli.

Political, etc.

Agitation in Bulgaria against Germanophil policy.

Lord Kitchener anxious about falling off of recruiting.

Mr. Asquith on Vote of Credit.


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