On This Day - 2 October 1914

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

Battle round Arras: French hard pressed.

Antwerp: Belgians retire across the Nethe: Germans occupy Termonde.

Eastern Front

East Prussian Frontier: Russians recover Mariampol.

Southern Front

Bosnia: Serbians and Montenegrins renew their advance towards Sarajevo.

Naval and Overseas Operations

East Africa: British victory at Gazi.

H.M.S. "Cumberland" captures nine German liners, etc., in Cameroon River.

Political, etc.

Great Britain: Mr Asquith's speech at Cardiff disclosing German proposals to Britain in 1912.


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