On This Day - 27 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

British storm Stuff Redoubt and advance north of Flers to the east of Eaucourt l'Abbaye.

At Verdun German strong attack at nightfall against Thiaumont-Fleury front repulsed with great loss.

Eastern Front

In the Jiu Valley (Vulkan Pass) Romanian troops attack and repulse enemy who is retreating towards the north and north-west.

Romanian Army occupies one-third of Transylvania as the result of one month's war.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British naval aeroplanes attack sheds near Brussels.

Political, etc.

Athens: Greek generals reported in favour of war.

Interview with Mr. Lloyd George on the war is published in American papers.


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