On This Day - 1 June 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: Fresh German attack on Fort Vaix; French first line penetrated between Douaumont and Vaux Pond.

Eastern Front

Russians repel attack east of Krevo (Vilna).

Southern Front

Heavy Austrian attack on Italian left centre from Monte Pasubio to south of Arsiero (Trentino); little progress.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish offensive in Armenia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Battle of Jutland ends.


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