On This Day - 11 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: British heavy artillery caused large fires in enemy ammunition depot, Grandcourt, north of Pozieres.

Eastern Front

Bucharest: General Averesco appointed to command of Third Army.

Russians capture Mount Capel Kapul in Carpathians; many prisoners.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British defeat Turkish columns at Az Sahilan (Nazariya, Euphrates R.).

Political, etc.

Athens: M. Zaimis tenders resignation.


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