On This Day - 24 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

Krupp's works at Essen bombed by two French airmen; 12 bombs dropped.

South of the Ancre enemy made three attacks on Allied lines, west of Lesboeufs, all failed.

Eastern Front

A Zeppelin attacks Bucharest, and drops three bombs.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Sherif of Mecca reports he has forced Taif (60 miles south-east of Mecca) to surrender; garrison Turkish, many prisoners, guns and stores.

Political, etc.

Ottawa: The Canadian War Loan of �20,000,000.  Extraordinary success, oversubscribed by sixteen millions.


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