On This Day - 3 September 1918
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)
End of battle of the Scarpe.
British advance rapidly beyond Drocourt-Queant line towards Canal du Nord, capture Lecluse, Rumancourt and Baralle.
Germans evacuate Lens, retreat rapidly between Queant and Peronne.Lys front Allies capture Richebourg-St. Vaast.
South of Peronne French cross Somme at Epenancourt.
East of Noyon French reach outskirts of Salency.
Austrians re-take two observation posts from Italians between Mt. Mantello and South Matteo.
The United States recognise the Czecho-Slovaks as a co-belligerent nation.