On This Day - 3 September 1914

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

Germans reach and begin to cross the Marne: they occupy line Ville sur Tourbe-River Suippe-Chateau Thierry.

Germans evacuate Lille.

Eastern Front

Lemberg, capital of Galicia, occupied by the Russians, who capture much booty.

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Speedy" destroyed by a mine.

Political, etc.

Rome: election of Pope Benedict XV.

Albania: Prince Wilhelm of Wied leaves.


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