On This Day - 9 November 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)

Eastern Front

Russian success on the Styr (north of Kolki), 3,500 prisoners.

Southern Front

Bulgarians take Leskovats (on line to Salonika).

Naval and Overseas Operations

German submarine sinks Japanese steamer off coast of Morocco.

Protest against German detention of American ship "Pass of Tsalmaha", seized by German submarine.

Political, etc.

Re-affirmation at Guildhall by Mr. Asquith of ends for which we are at war.

U.S.A. announces that all non-contraband shipments consigned to Germany will be deemed immune.


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