On This Day - 2 December 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

Continued Russian offensive in Carpathians.

Romanian front: Heavy fighting at Cerna Voda (Dobruja); serious enemy pressure towards Bucharest.

Southern Front

Serbs carry strong Bulgar positions north of Gumishta; Turks assist Bulgars at Seres and Drama.

Armistice concluded at Athens; Allied troops withdrawn.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Embargo on all Greek vessels in Allied ports.

Greece declared in state of blockade.

Political, etc.

M. Trepov, new Russian Premier, speaks in Duma.

Greek Government agrees to surrender six (subsequently eight) field batteries.


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