On This Day - 2 May 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

Second Battle of Ypres: German attack repulsed near St. Julien.

Eastern Front

Austro-Germans take Gorlitse and Ciezkowica and cross the Biala (Galicia).

Russians take Mt. Makovoka (near Styrj), but lose it again.

Southern Front

Dardanelles: Turkish attack and Franco-British counter-attack; British fail at Gaba Tepe.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Russian Black Sea fleet shells the forts on the Bosporus.

Union forces occupy the Otjimingwe (German south-west Africa).

Political, etc.

Turkish Minister of War sends British and French subjects into the danger zone at Gallipoli.


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