On This Day - 3 April 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

Verdun: French re-occupy west part of Vaux village.

German salient captured, British line advanced on 600 yards front at St. Eloi.

Harmless Zeppelin raid on Norfolk.

Eastern Front

Germans repulsed at bridgehead of Uxkull (Dvina).

Southern Front

Greeks refuse overland route - Corfu-Salonika to Serbian army.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British retirement at Alawad (near Aden).

Political, etc.

Bulgaria informs Greece that Bulgarian troops have been ordered to withdraw across frontier.


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