On This Day - 1 June 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

Continued fighting in the "Labyrinth" (north of Arras).

French capture trenches at Souchez.

Eastern Front

Unsuccessful German gas attack west of Warsaw.

Southern Front

Austrian aircraft bomb Bari and Brindisi.

Italians hold slopes of Monte Nero (across Isonzo), and advance in Adige Valley.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish retreat on the Tigris, pursued by naval flotilla.

Political, etc.

Lord Kitchener made a K.G.


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