On This Day - 3 August 1916

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

British gain ground west of Pozieres.

French retake Fleury (Verdun) and make progress towards Thiaumont, 1,750 prisoners taken.

Zeppelin raid over east counties.  No damage.

Eastern Front

Russians penetrate into Rudka-Mirynska (east Kovel).

Desperate fighting near Lyubashevo and Guledichi (east Kovel).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians capture Turk trenches at Ognut (Armenia).

Turks advance to attack on Major-General Hon. H. Lawrence's force at Romani (northern Sinai).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Ujiji (Lake Tanganyika).

Political, etc.

Roger Casement hanged.

Statement by Mr. Balfour re: Naval Situation on the second anniversary of war.

Prime Minister receives deputation from Miners, Railway Men, and Transport Workers.


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