On This Day - 19 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)

Eastern Front

Germans reach Smorgon and Molodechna (between Vilna and Minsk).

Fine Russian stand on Upper Vilia.

Southern Front

Artillery engagement near Orsova and Tekia (Danube).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks fortifying Mesina, deporting Armenians and recruiting at Adana (S. Asia Minor) in view of coming Egyptian campaign.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British transport "Ramazan" sunk by submarine in Aegean: 300 Indian troops lost.

Political, etc.

Statement by Herr von Jagow re: Germany's submarine policy.


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