On This Day - 7 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

Belgian coast (Westeinde and Ostend) bombarded by British and French fleets.

French aeroplane squadron bombs Freiburg, Lens, Saarburg, etc.; Zeppelin raid on east coast of England, 50 casualties, 7 killed.

Eastern Front

Austrians enter Dubno; successful Russian-counter-offensive on Sereth at Tarnpol and Trembovia.

Southern Front

Serbians drive enemy from works on Danube and Drina fronts.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians repulse Turks at River Arkhave and annhilate Turkish corps at Olti (Armenia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Destruction of submarine U27.

Political, etc.

German Note handed to U.S.A. Ambassador at Berlin justifying sinking of "Arabic".

Exchange of cordial messages between Tsar and President Poincare.

Italy declares cotton absolute contraband of war.

Unrest among railway workers in South Wales.


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