On This Day - 4 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)

Western Front

Germans driven out of Eaucourt.

French carry German line between Morval and St. Pierre Vaast wood.

Eastern Front

Romanian Second Army retreating, Fogaras evacuated.

Romanians progress in Dubruja.

Troops who crossed Danube at Rjahovo withdrawn.

Battle west of Lutsk still in progress, enemy obstinately holds positions on Zlota Lipa (Galicia).

Southern Front

Allied forces reach Kenali (10 miles from Monastir).

East of Monastir, Serbs cross Cherna.

British make progress (Struma) towards Seres.

Italian success in the Travignolo Valley (Avisio region, Trentino).

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Franconia", transport, and French troopship "Gallia" torpedoed in Mediterranean (several hundred lost).

Political, etc.

Greek Cabinet (M. Kalogeropoulos) resigns.


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