On This Day - 29 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

French capture Vimy crest; progress towards Tahure (Champagne); total French captures 23,000 prisoners and 79 guns.

Heavy fighting Hohenzollern Redoubt and Hulloch.

British lose ground near Hooge (Ypres).

Eastern Front

Severe fighting south-east of Dvinsk and on Strypa (Galicia); Russians driven back in Pripet region.

Political, etc.

M. Venizelos speaks on relations between Greece and Bulgaria.

"Unionist Federation" party formed in Romania under M. Filipescu.


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