On This Day - 11 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

Germans penetrate French positions near Reims.

Their first attack on Fort Vaux (Verdun) repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians occupy Kerind (Persia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Coquette" destroyer, and T.B. No. 11, mined in North Sea.

British success at Kilimanjaro (Reata Nek).

Political, etc.

Neutrality of Scandinavian States reaffirmed at Copenhagen.

German memorandum to U.S.A. on submarine warfare.


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