On This Day - 1 March 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)

Western Front

Artillery activity round Ypres.

Aeroplane raid on Broadstairs and Margate, one killed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian advance west of Kermanshah (Persia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Unlimited" submarine campaign begins.

H.M.S. "Primula" torpedoed in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

Order in Council on Government of Ireland Act (1914).

Indian budget presented to Supreme Legislature.

Mr. Bonar Law addresses the Associated Chambers of Commerce.


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