On This Day - 2 August 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

Fighting in the St. Hubert region (Argonne).

Les Eparges (Verdun) bombarded.

Enemy attacks position on the Linge and Barrenkopf ridge (Vosges).

German success at Hill 213 (Argonne).

Eastern Front

Russians retreat east of Ponevyej (Dvinsk).

Germans claim 9,000 prisoners taken near Lomja (east bank of Vistula), and at Ivangorod.

the Leczna-Kholm line (C) Russians lose 2,000 prisoners and evacuate their positions.

Southern Front

Italian offensive near Mt. Sei Busi (Carso) progresses: beaten back on Polazzo plateau.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine sinks German transport in Baltic with troops of von Below's army.

Political, etc.

�200,000 subscribed in Canada for machine guns.

Full correspondence concerning Prize Courts, between Sir Edward Grey and the American Ambassador, published by Foreign Office.

German Note regarding the "William P. Frye" received by U.S.A.

Third report of French Commission on atrocities published.


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