On This Day - 2 November 1914
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)
Germans withdraw from nearly the whole of the left bank of the Yser, and concentrate for attack on Ypres.
British lines pierced at Neuve Chapelle, which the Germans re-occupy.
East Prussia re-entered by Russian forces.
Naval and Overseas Operations
North Sea proclaimed by the British Admiralty to be wholly a military area from 5 November.
Turkey: Russian and French Ambassadors leave Constantinople.
Great Britain publishes an account of Turkish provocations.