On This Day - 16 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)

Eastern Front

Russians cross Styr and Stokhod north-west of Lutsk; Austrians retreat across Strypa.

German counter offensive in Ukraine.

Southern Front

Austrians repulsed in Lagarina valley on Monte Lemerle; Italian counter offensive on Asiago plateau.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Germans in force at Hendeni, near Tanga (German East Africa).

"Eden", T.B.D., sunk in collision.

Political, etc.

Failure of German intrigues in Afghanistan.


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