On This Day - 28 July 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

British capture of Delville Wood and Longueval village; make further progress near Pozieres.

Enemy raids near Neuve Chapelle repulsed.

French gains west of Thiaumont (Verdun).

Zeppelin raid on east coast.  No damage.

Eastern Front

Sakharov enters Brody, having captured 40,000 prisoners and 49 guns in 12 days.  Further north, Lesch and Kaledin attack on Upper Stokhod, crossing river at many points.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Patrol engagements with Turks east of Suez Canal.

Political, etc.

American Ambassador in London presents formal protest against the policy of the "Black List".


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