On This Day - 1 September 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

High Wood (Somme front), four German attacks failed.

Eastern Front

Romanians capture Hermannstadt.

Fresh successful Russian advance in Volhynia.

Southern Front

Bulgars in possession of 17 Greek forts.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Chormuk, N. Euphrates, captured by Russians.

25 bombs dropped on Port Said.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Athens: Naval demonstration of Allied fleet.

Political, etc.

New York, value of German Mark at 30% discount.

Bulgaria declares war on Romania.


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