On This Day - 8 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

Renewed German offensive in Argonne; Allies bomb Ostend, Nesle, Metz, etc.; Zeppelin raid east counties and London, 20 killed, 86 wounded.

Eastern Front

Great Russian victory at Tarnopol and Trembovia (Sereth), 8,000 prisoners.

Battle of Vilna proceeding.

Southern Front

Italians assume offensive in Cadore (Dolom.), but are repulsed at Doberdo (Carso).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Situation at Ispahan reported threatening.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French auxiliary cruiser "Indien" torpedoed off Rhodes.

Political, etc.

Secret Socialist Meeting at Berne; French socialists refused participation.

British Admiralty Air Department re-organised.


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