On This Day - 2 September 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)

Eastern Front

Fall of Grodno; Boehm-Ermolli advances east of Brody; Russians retreat to the Sereth; fierce fighting near Vilna.

Southern Front

Unsuccessful assault by Italians on bridgehead of Tolmino.

British submarines sink four Turkish transports off Akbachi Sliman and Nagara (Gallipoli).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

German intrigues in Persia; Mr T.G. Graham, British Counsul-General at Ispahan, attacked and wounded.

Final scattering of Bunerwals on N.W. Frontier (India).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British transport "Southland" torpedoed in Aegean.

Political, etc.

General Polivanov appointed Prime Minister in Russia.

American press publishes peace terms now being propagated by Germany.

Scandinavian groups of Inter-parliamentary Union meet at Copenhagen.


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