On This Day - 18 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

South of the Ancre, British advance, taking "Quadrilateral" between Bouleaux Wood and Ginchy, on a front of a mile, to a depth of 1,000 yards.

French take Deniecourt.

Eastern Front

Heavy fighting at Merisor (Transylvania), Romanians moving towards Hatszeg.

In Dobruja, Russo-Romanians fall back to Rasova-Tuzla line.

Southern Front

Franco-Russian troops enter Florina (Macedonia), enemy retreating on Monastir.

Serbs occupy parts of Mt. Kaymakchlan.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British aeroplanes bomb enemy aerodrome in the Shumran bend (above Kut-el-Amara).

British raid Birel Tawal (30 miles south of El Kubri, Suez).

Political, etc.

New South Wales: Political Labour League carries resolution expelling Prime Minister, Mr. Hughes, from the Labour movement.


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