On This Day - 1 August 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

Artillery duels in Artois, valley of the Aisne, north-west of Reims, and in western Argonne; enemy attacks repulsed here.

British retake some trenches at Hooge.

Eastern Front

Mitau (Riga) evacuated, and captured by Germans.  Latter held on Blonie line, west of Warsaw; they progress on the Narev.

Austrians capture Novo Alexandria station (Ivangorod).

Southern Front

Enemy counter-attacks on Mr. Medetta (Carn.) and is repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Galata bridge (Constantinople) blown up by British submarines.

Political, etc.

Kaiser and Tsar each issue manifesto on first anniversary of war.  Former swears that his conscience is clear.

Great Britain orders motor-boats in U.S.A.


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