On This Day - 3 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

German night attacks in Argonne repulsed.

Eastern Front

Russians retire north of Lomja; Germans cross Narev.

Mackensen victorious near Kholm.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks claim Alashgerd (Armenia) retaken from Russians.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French battleships bombard Sighadjik (Smyrna).

Russians sink number small vessels in raid on Anatolian coast.

Political, etc.

Reply of Entente Powers to Bulgarian Note of June 14 (text secret).

Parliamentary control for French army established.


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