On This Day - 2 September 1914

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 forces withdraw to Chantilly-Nanteuil.

Malines bombarded by the Germans.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Battle of Lemberg ends: rout of Austrians, who lose 130,000 men.

Poland: Austrian advance checked at Lyublin.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tsing-tau: Japanese troops landed for the attack on the fortress.

Political, etc.

France: The government leaves Paris for Bordeaux.


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