On This Day - 7 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

British and French advance on Albert-Bapaume road.

British advance 1,000 yards and capture Le Sars.

French advance north-east of Morval to within 200 yards of Sailly.

Eastern Front

Enemy retake Kronstadt and Szekely.

Romanian forces withdrawing to frontier on whole line Predeal to Orsova.

Southern Front

British advance towards Seres continues (Struma front).

Italians capture one of the peaks of the Busa Alta (Avisio, Trentino).


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