On This Day - 3 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: Powerful German attacks on Vaux Fort repulsed.

Battle of Ypres: Canadian counter-attack regains much of the lost ground.

Eastern Front

Russian bombardment in Riga area, Galicia and Volhynia.

Southern Front

Allies occupy all official buildings in Salonika, and proclaim martial law.

Austrians advance on Arsiero-Posina line, but are repulsed on Arsiero-Lagarina line.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians defeat Turks at Khanikin (Persia).

Turkish attack repulsed by Russians at Diarbekr (Asia Minor).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Namena (German East Africa) after three days fighting.


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