On This Day - 10 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

British line advanced a mile east of Guillemont, also 1,000 yards east of Ginchy.

Five enemy attacks on French line, Berny to region south of Chaulnes, defeated.

Eastern Front

Russian and Romanian forces in contact.

Austrian front withdrawn west of the Valley of Gyergyo and Czik (Carp.).

Southern Front

British cross the Struma at Neoliori and places above the Tahinos Lake (Macedonia).

Corfu, Serbian Parliament assembles here, all ministers present.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George at Verdun, with General Dubois and M. Albert Thomas; Lloyd George's speech praising Verdun.


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