On This Day - 13 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

Numerous French air raids in the South.

Sir Percy Scott placed in command of aerial defences of London.

Two Zeppelin raids on Kentish and Essex coasts; 7 persons injured.

Eastern Front

Desperate fighting from the Dvina to the Vilia, and vigorous enemy offensive towards Dvinsk (battle of Meiszagola).

Romania orders partial mobilisation.

Southern Front

Bulgarians and Macedonians called to the colours.

Political, etc.

Relations of Romania with Central Powers critical.

Further revelations by New York World of German intrigues.


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