On This Day - 3 March 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 repulse attacks by German Guards north-east of Mesnil (Champagne).

Germans again bombard Reims.

Eastern Front

Russians retake Stanislau and village of Krasna; over 6,000 prisoners.

Austrian attacks repulsed in the Carpathians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Ahwaz (Persian Gulf): Turks located in strength at Ghadir, west of Ahwaz; heavy Turkish attack forces retirement, but is repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Vice-Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee's despatches on Falkland Isles battle published.

Admiral Sir David Beatty's despatches on Dogger Bank (24 January) engagement published.

Political, etc.

South Africa: Debate on the Rebellion in the Union Parliament.


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