On This Day - 3 December 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

General Joffre appointed Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies.

Eastern Front

Austrian offensive repulsed at several points in Galicia.

Southern Front

Defeat of Serbians by Bulgars on the White Drin river: much booty taken.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British forces arrive Kut-el-Amara.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine sinks Turkish T.B.D., Sea of Marmora, two officers and 40 men saved.

Political, etc.

British casualties in all theatres of war given by Prime Minister.

Recall of Captains Boy-Ed and von Papen requested by U.S.A.

Swedish shipping grievances against England.


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