On This Day - 21 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 success on Aisne-Marne Canal and at Hartmannsweilerkopf (Vosges).

Eastern Front

Tough fighting in northern sector round Dvinsk, etc.; Russians re-occupying Smorgon.

Austrians driven back in Rovno region.

Southern Front

Mobilisation of Bulgarian army ordered.

Political, etc.

Budget introduced by Mr. McKenna.

Opening of Dutch Chambers; determination to preserve neutrality.


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