On This Day - 12 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)

Eastern Front

Germans repulsed near Dvinsk.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish right at Sanna-i-Yat forced back 1.5 miles; floods on Tigris increasing.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Kothersheim (German East Africa).

German Note to U.S.A. on the "Sussex" case.

Political, etc.

Clyde strikers tried for sedition.

Plot in U.S.A. to blow up ships carrying munitions.


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