On This Day - 3 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

Germans force Russians at Friedrichstadt to east bank of Dvina; Russians re-enter Grodno and hold line between Dniester and Pripet marshes.

Austrians reach right bank of Sereth.

Grand Duke Nicholas appointed Viceroy of Caucasus.

General von Beseler appointed Governor General of Russian Poland.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British mounted infantry cause severe loss to enemy near Maktan (German East Africa).

Political, etc.

Romania forbids export of cereals.


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