On This Day - 2 March 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

German counter-attacks repulsed near Perthes.

Eastern Front

Niemen River front: Continued Russian offensive, prisoners reported to number over 10,000.

Continued heavy fighting near Grodno and Osovyets.

Russians bombard Czernowitz.

Austrian attacks repulsed at Lupkow Pass.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Naval bombardment resumed.

Political, etc.

Anglo-French Note to Germany declares policy of reprisals in retaliation for submarine blockade; neutrals protest.

South African Government issues White Book on the rebellion.

Austria declares a Metal Week, steel being excepted.


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