On This Day - 1 February 1916

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)

Eastern Front

Violent cannonade south-east of Riga.

Southern Front

Zeppelin raid on Salonika.

Serbians repulse Austrians near River Ishmi (northern Albania).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian progress in Armenia.

Russians drive back Turks in Karmanshah district.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Appam" brought to Norfolk, Va., by a German prize crew.

Political, etc.

M. Goremykin, Russian Premier, resigns: M. Stuermer appointed.

Prince Yussuf-Izz-ed-Din, Turkish heir-apparent, commits (?) suicide.


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