On This Day - 7 March 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

Battle of Verdun: Germans capture Hills 360 and 265, and Fresnes (south-east of Verdun).

Eastern Front

German artillery active south-west of Dahlen Island (River Dvina).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians capture Cola (Persia) and Rizeh (east of Trebizond).

Naval and Overseas Operations

General Smuts advances on Kilimanjaro (German East Africa).

Political, etc.

Mr. Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia, arrives in England.

President Wilson secures victory in Congress on submarine question.

Mr. Balfour introduces Naval Estimates.


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