On This Day - 13 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

French carry by assault L'Abbe Wood farm, and trench system south of Le Priez farm, south-east of Combles, big success.

Southern Front

Trieste bombed by 22 Caproni battle-planes.

Serbians advance left of Allied line in Macedonia in direction Florina and Monastir; Sorovich occupied by Allies.  (South-west end of Lake Ostrovo).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Mikindani (southernmost post in German East Africa).

Political, etc.

Melbourne: Mr. Hughes' bill, referendum for conscription in Australia, read first time.

Verdun visited by President Poincare; various honours, including M.C., presented to town.


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