On This Day - 3 May 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

Second Battle of Ypres: Withdrawal to new British line completed.

Germans again driven back.

Eastern Front

Germans continue to advance towards Mitau (Baltic Provinces); 8,200 prisoners reported.

Austro-Germans make progress in Galicia and the Carpathians.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Turks unsuccessfully attack the French lines at Gallipoli.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Submarine E14 sinks a Turkish gunboat in the Sea of Marmora.

Political, etc.

Italy denounces the Triple Alliance.

Advertisement in American papers states that ships flying the British flag are liable to destruction in the war zone.


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