On This Day - 24 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: French counter-attack regains some ground; Germans occupy part of Fleury, their farthest point of advance.

Eastern Front

Russians checked in Lutsk salient; Austrians driven out of Bukovina.

Southern Front

Artillery preparation by Italians from Brenta to Adige (Trentino).

Bulgars cross Greek frontier.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Germans defeated on Lukigura River (German East Africa).

General van Deventer drives them back on to Central Railway.

Political, etc.

Embargo on Greek shipping suspended.


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