On This Day - 30 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

French take trenches north-west of Sailly-Saillisel.

South of Somme: Germans retake northern part of La Maisonnette.

Eastern Front

Enemy retiring in Jiu Valley and in Vulkan Pass.

South-east of Roter Turm Pass, enemy capture heights.

Germans and Turks force back Russians near River Narajowka (Galicia).

Latter advance towards Lutsk.

Southern Front

Violent fighting along whole line in Cherna region.

Bulgar attack on Kalendia (Struma) repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British drive enemy over Ruhuje River, and repel them in Iringa district and at Lupembe (East Africa).  Main body of enemy south of Central Railway and about Rufiji river, Tabora force being near Iringa.

Political, etc.

Increased wages demanded by Cardiff miners.


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