On This Day - 3 February 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

German attacks in Champagne repulsed.

Eastern Front

Russians recover Gumin, near Bolimov, and other ground in the sector.  They withdraw from the Tucholka and Beskid Passes, but advance near the Uzsok Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish attempts to cross Suez Canal at Tussum, Serapeum, and El Kantara, repulsed by Indian troops and Egyptian artillery, 600 prisoners.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Kemp and 500 rebels surrender at Upington.


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