On This Day - 3 May 1916

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

Battle of Verdun: French success at Mort Homme; Germans bombard Hill 304.

Aeroplane raid on Deal, 4 injured.

L.20 sunk off Norway.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Belgians occupy Shanzugu on Lake Kivu (German East Africa).

Political, etc.

Three Irish leaders shot; Mr. Birrell resigns Irish Secretaryship.

Military Service Bill, extending compulsion to married men, introduced.


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