On This Day - 15 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

British make progress in Schwaben Redoubt and Thiepval neighbourhood.

Eastern Front

Intense fighting at Rucar.

Artillery activity on Danube.

Southern Front

Seres shelled by British.

Stubborn fighting on Cherna front.

Mt. Pasubio, Italians continue to advance.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British raid Magharah (southern Sinai).

Political, etc.

Anti-Entente demonstrations in Athens.


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