On This Day - 3 April 1916
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)
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.
Germans repulsed at bridgehead of Uxkull (Dvina).
Greeks refuse overland route - Corfu-Salonika to Serbian army.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres
British retirement at Alawad (near Aden).
Bulgaria informs Greece that Bulgarian troops have been ordered to withdraw across frontier.