On This Day - 7 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)

Eastern Front

Halicz (on the Dniester) on fire, and taken by Russians.

Orsova (Austrian bank of Danube) occupied by Romanians.

Southern Front

Tutrakan (on Danube, south-east of Bucharest) captured by Bulgars; the enemy claim 20,000 prisoners and 100 guns.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Baghdad railway, over Taurus Mountains being constructed by Turkish peasants, large bodies of Turkish troops moving to Aleppo, for Mesopotamia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Kilwa (Kivinje), 135 miles south of Dar-es-Salaam, and Kilwa Kissiwani, still further south, surrender to British naval forces.

Political, etc.

Baron von Schenck and other Germans and Austrians expelled from Athens.


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