On This Day - 1 May 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

Battle of Verdun: French success at Fort Douaumont.

German attacks repulsed east of Ypres and north of Albert.

Zeppelin raid on east coast of England and Scotland.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Aegusa" and "Nasturtium" announced as sunk in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

Herr Liebknecht arrested at Berlin.

End of Irish rebellion: leaders surrender.

I. Tribitch Lincoln, M.P., extradited.


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