On This Day - 27 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)

Eastern Front

Romanian 1st Army in Jiu Valley (Wallachia) assume offensive, Romanians holding positions in Passes.

Russian centre (west bank of Shchara, Minsk) compelled to retire to east bank of river.

Southern Front

Serbs make progress in Cherna region.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Ten enemy destroyers raid cross-Channel transport.  "Queen Mary" (empty) sunk, torpedo boat destroyer "Flirt" missing, "Nubian" disabled, two enemy destroyers sunk.


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