On This Day - 9 June 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: German attacks on Hill 304 repulsed.

Eastern Front

Russians capture bridgehead at Rojishche (north of Lutsk) and cross the Strypa; 500 prisoners reported.

Southern Front

Italian counter-offensive in Trentino begins; some progress made.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British capture Ukerewe Island (Vict. Nyanza); fighting at Kondoa Irangi (German East Africa).

Political, etc.

Allied War Council meets in London.


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