On This Day - 9 October 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

Severe fighting near Loos, held by French and British.

Sir John French's despatch on last five days.

Eastern Front

Russians pressed back north-west of Dvinsk and south-west of Pinsk; heavy losses in Volhynia.

Southern Front

Austrians attack Montenegrin frontier; occupy Belgrade; Gallwitz crosses below Semendria.

Austrian attack on Isonzo front repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British capture Wumbiagas (Cameroons).

Political, etc.

Bulgarian Cabinet reconstructed.

U.S.A. naval programme issued.


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