On This Day - 27 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

Brilliant attack by Guards on Hill 70 (Loos); severe fighting continue there and in Champagne; German offensive in Argonne (Fille Morte, etc.) driven back.

Eastern Front

German attacks at Eckau (Riga), Dvinsk and on Vilia and Niemen repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Reports received describing exterminating massacre of Armenians at instigation of Talaat Bey, abetted by Germans (e.g. Baron Oppenheim).


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