On This Day - 4 September 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

Somme front: French offensive continues, Barleux to south of Chaulnes, many prisoners taken.

French take village of Chilly.

Eastern Front

Zlota Lipa front, General Brusilov's troops successful, 19,000 prisoners within four days.

Unsuccessful German gas attacks near Baronovichi (C.).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

South of River Elen, west of Trebizond, Russian offensive continues; over 500 prisoners.

South-west of Lake Nimrud, west of Lake Van, British armoured cars engage Kurdish forces.

Political, etc.

Athens reports that King Constantine will reconsider the attitude of Greece.

The Greek Government accepts the three demands of the Anglo-French note.


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