On This Day - 3 October 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

Enemy capture part of Hohenzollern Redoubt (Loos).

French bomb Metz.

Eastern Front

Desperate fighting in Lake region south of Dvinsk; Russian offensive Postavi-Smorgon collapses.

Southern Front

Germans checked on Serbian frontier.  Concentration of Bulgarian forces.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Zeebrugge bombarded from sea.

Political, etc.

Russian ultimatum to Bulgaria.


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