On This Day - 6 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 Ypres: Germans again attack, gaining some ground at Hooge.

Eastern Front

Russians take Lutsk (Volhynia); cross the Ikva and Styr in Lutsk area and make progress south of Dniester: 15,000 prisoners reported.

Southern Front

"Pacific blockade" of Greece by Entente Powers begins.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians checked at Diarbekr.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Rhodesian troops drive Germans towards Iringa, north-east of Lake Nyassa; Belgians advance north-west of Lake Tanganyika.

Political, etc.

Army Order issued re: Lord Kitchener.

Pacific blockade of Greece by the Allies as a result of Greeks allowing Bulgarians to cross frontier.

Dr. Taylor's report on Ruhleben Camp published.

Yuan-shi-kai, President of China, dies; succeeded by Li Huan Yung.


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