On This Day - 1 February 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

German attack west of La Bassee repulsed by French and British.

French progress near Perthes.

Eastern Front

Continued fighting near Bolimov, Russians regaining ground.

Russian advance in Carpathians from Dukla Pass to the Upper San.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks (estimated at 12,000) advance towards Suez Canal.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Hospital ship "Asturias" attacked by German submarine off Havre.

Political, etc.

Bread and flour rations introduced in Germany.


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