On This Day - 6 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

Somme front: British gain Leuze Wood.

South-west of Barleux and south of Belloy, Generals von Stein and Kirchbach make ten attempts against the French, all hopelessly beaten by "75's" and "105" guns.

Capture of Guillemont and advance to Ginchy completed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Mazar (Sinai Peninsula), British airmen raid camps, supply depots and camel lines, good results.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British checked north of Kissaki (Uluguru Mountains).

Political, etc.

Birmingham: Trades Union Congress insists on restoration of Trade Union customs and practices after the war.

New Zealand: Bill passed for Compulsory military service; recruitment stimulated.

Simla: Viceroy's important speech, re: supply of labour to Colonies, and record of India's great services during the War.


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