On This Day - 7 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

Battle of Verdun: French repulse an attack south and east of Haucourt.

Eastern Front

Renewed fighting at Lake Naroch (south of Dvinsk).

Southern Front

Bulgarians and Germans bomb Salonika lines.

Italian retirement from trenches on the Rauchkofel (Carnic.).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians repulse three attacks on Kara Dere.

Cars raid Moraisa (18 miles north-west of Sollum, western Egypt).

Naval and Overseas Operations

P. & O. "Simla" torpedoed in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

First married groups called up.

Dr. Bethmann Hollweg's reply to Mr. Asquith.

Dutch Chamber authorises calling up of 1917 class.


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