On This Day - 2 November 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

General Maunoury succeeds General Gallieni as Military Governor of Paris.

Eastern Front

German Press cheerful about prospect of Russian dissensions yielding profit to Central Powers.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British and Russian Ministers at Teheran assured by Persian Foreign Office that report of agreement with Germany without foundation.

Political, etc.

Mr. Asquith's speech on a smaller Cabinet, a War Committee, and possible Compulsion.

China declines Japan's advice on subject of monarchical movement.


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