On This Day - 10 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

German artillery very active near Ypres.

Eastern Front

Russians take Dubno (Volhynia); enemy retire from Strypa; heavy fighting on whole front; 3,500 prisoners reported.

Southern Front

Further Italian progress in Trentino.  French occupy Thasos.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks sink three British munition barges on Tigris.

Garrison of Mecca surrenders to Sherif.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Mkalamo, on Pangani River (German East Africa).

Political, etc.

Compulsory service bill passed in New Zealand.

Italian ministry resigns.


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