On This Day - 24 July 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

Struggle for Pozieres continues; British gain some important advantages.

Persistent German counter-attacks at High Wood and Guillemont.

Near Estrees, French capture enemy battery.  They take a redoubt west of Thiaumont (south-west of Douaumont, Verdun).

Eastern Front

Russians repulse Germans from Uxkull to Riga.

Southern Front

Italian advance on Asiago Plateau and Trentino border continues; after a night attack troops capture Monte Cismone.

Naval and Overseas Operations

In East Africa, General Northey defeats German southern detachment at Malangali; drives enemy towards Iringa.

Political, etc.

Vote of Credit for �450,000,000, moved in House of Commons.

British Memorandum in reply to American complaints regarding censorship of neutral mails, published.


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