On This Day - 26 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

Stubborn British defence against counter-attacks round Loos; French progress in Champagne, taking 16,000 prisoners.  British bag 2,600 prisoners, nine guns, etc.

Eastern Front

Fighting round Dvinsk continues; Germans driven back south of Pinsk.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Reported expulsion of all Greeks from Smyrna.

Political, etc.

Bulgarian Premier assures no intention of attacking Greece.

Romania desires understanding with Bulgaria.

Signor Barzilai's speech on German premeditation.


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