On This Day - 3 September 1918
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)
End of battle of the Scarpe.
British advance rapidly
beyond Drocourt-Queant line towards Canal du Nord, capture Lecluse,
Rumancourt and Baralle.
Germans evacuate Lens,
retreat rapidly between Queant and Peronne.
Lys front Allies capture
South of Peronne French
cross Somme at Epenancourt.
East of Noyon French reach
outskirts of Salency.
Austrians re-take two
observation posts from Italians between Mt. Mantello and South Matteo.
The United States recognise
the Czecho-Slovaks as a co-belligerent nation.