On This Day - 3 October 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)

Eastern Front

Romanian Second Army takes offensive near Fogaras and in region Roter Turm Pass.

Northern Army (4th) left wing, 12 miles south-east of Maros Vasarhely, continues to advance.

West of Lutsk (Volhynia), objective Vladimir Volymski, Russians gain some enemy positions.

Southern Front

General Bulgar retreat on whole line Nidje Planina to Krushograd (Florina).

After considerable fighting British take Yenikeui on left bank Struma.


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