On This Day - 2 October 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

Germans regain footing in Eaucourt.

Eastern Front

Romanians rally south of Roter Turm Pass (southern Transylvania).  On southern front cross Danube at Rjahovo (near Ruschuk) threatening Mackensen's rear.  In Dobruja they attack and repulse Mackensen.

Zlota Lipa furious fighting continues.

Russians take 1,000 prisoners, but front remains unchanged.

Brody-Zloczow road enemy claim recapture all positions lost on 30th.

Southern Front

In Kaymakchlan region Bulgars retire north in direction Monastir.

Bulgars evacuate Mt. Starkov Grob.

Bulgar counter-attack on Struma front repulsed by British.

Political, etc.

Further migration of Greek officers to Venizelos Provisional Government in Crete.


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