On This Day - 30 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

Combined Allied advance north of Somme, from Delville Wood to the river.

British make progress east of Waterlot Farm and Trones Wood; French reach outskirts of Maurepas.

German attack on left bank of Meuse repulsed.

Eastern Front

In the direction of Kovel and in the region south of the Dniester towards Stanislau, Russians still pursue Austrians.

Southern Front

Austrian attack in Tofana and in the Adige Valley repulsed.

Austrians reinforced, attack three times in Travignolo Valley without success.

Russian troops land at Salonika.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Kikombo (East Africa).


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