On This Day - 28 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

Romanians successful actions in north Transylvania Passes.

In Jiu Valley, enemy retires leaving 2,000 prisoners.

Southern Front

Bulgar attack in force on Ormali (Struma front), repulsed with heavy losses.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Fighting near Hamadan (Persia), Russians capture two villages.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Donaldson liner "Marina" sunk by submarine.

Political, etc.

Venizelos' Provisional Government installed at Salonika.


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