On This Day - 13 February 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

German attack west of Soissons repulsed.

Heavy fighting round Frise: French lose ground.

Heavy bombardment by Germans of Hooge.

Eastern Front

Russians take Garbonovka (Dvinsk region).

Severe fighting in Galicia.

Southern Front

Bulgarians take Elbasan (Albania).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians take a fort at Erzerum.

Russians occupy Khanys (Armenia).

Russians occupy Daulatabad (Persia).

Political, etc.

Reported that 2,000 German periodicals have ceased publication owing to shortage of paper.


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