On This Day - 5 August 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)

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British counter-attack Turks with success near Romani (northern Sinai).

British pursuit continues for 18 miles.

Turk attacks held in the region of Mush-Bitlis (Asia Minor).

Successful Russian offensive continued 30 miles north of Erzingan.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British forces in East Africa begin simultaneous forward movement, through Nguru Mountains, etc., towards Morogoro.


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