On This Day - 9 August 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

Zeppelin raid on east coast; one airship destroyed at Dunkirk.

British recapture trenches at Hooge.

French air-raid on Saarbrucken.

Eastern Front

Osovyets evacuated and destroyed by Russians.

Night attack on Kovna fortress; Germans lose three battalions in Russian counter-attack.

Germans advance east of Warsaw.

Southern Front

Heavy Anzac losses; Turks getting stronger.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Jerusalem-Beersheba railway opened.

Turkish attacks at Olti and Passin (Armenia) repulsed.

255,000 Armenians from Van migrate into Transcaucasia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Gadji (Cameroons) reported evacuated by Germans after French operations.

H.M.S. "Lynx", destroyer, mined and sunk.

Turkish battleship "Kheir-ed-Din Barbarossa" torpedoed by British submarine.

Political, etc.

Italian Consuls throughout Turkey preparing to leave.


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