On This Day - 2 December 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 try to cross Yser on rafts, south of Dixmude; decisively repulsed.

French occupy Lesmenils (Moselle) and Burnhaupt (Alsace).

Eastern Front

Hungary: Russians occupy Bartfeld.

Southern Front

Serbia: Austrians occupy Belgrade; Serbians begin counter-offensive in Suvobor region.

Political, etc.

Speech by Herr von Bethmann-Hollweg blaming Britain for the war.

Ireland: Seditious paper seized in Dublin.


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