Diary for Tuesday, December 2, 1915:
Galicia: Austrians driven back to west bank of river Styr, repulsed again on December 17, attacks at several points beaten on December 3.
German communique reports artillery duels and mining at different points. French evening communique: ‘Between the Somme and the Oise there was a violent bombardment of our positions of Dancourt, MarquiVilliers and Le Cessier region of Roye – to which our batteries successfully replied’.
Serbia: German headquarter reports invasion of northwest Montenegro where Crown Prince of Serbia arrives (Cetinje).
Greece: Army of the Orient (Sarrail) comes under Joffre.
Italian Front: Italian writer and Trieste-born volunteer Scipio Siapater killed, aged 27, on Mt Podgova.
Aegean: Battleship Agamemnon smashes Kavak Bridge at head of Gulf of Xeros.
Black Sea: 50 landing craft (760-man capacity) ordered for Russian Black Sea Fleet, only 20 completed with engines in 1916.
Poland: American Dr Kellogg confers with Germans on food relief.