On This Day - 14 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.  South-east Thiepval, on a front of 1,000 yards, British storm trenches, including the "Wunderwerk".

French carry Le Priez farm; fruitless counter-attacks of a German division from Verdun front.

Southern Front

British gain ground towards Machukova (south of Gevgeli, Macedonia).

West of Vardar River (Serbia), Serbian troops storm Bulgar entrenchments.

Kavalla (Greek Macedonia) occupied by Bulgarians.

Political, etc.

Popular indignation in Greece at Kavalla news.


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