On This Day - 26 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)

Western Front

British take a short length of German trench north of Bazentin-le-Petit (Somme).

Eastern Front

Russians make slight advance towards Halicz (Galicia).

Southern Front

Activity on left flank of Salonika front.

Serbs beat off Bulgar counter-attacks north-west of Kukuruz and progress in Ostrovo region.

General Moschopoulos appointed Chief of Greek General Staff in place of General Dusmanis.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British enter Morogoro (East Africa).


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