On This Day - 9 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 make progress east of Le Sars towards Butte de Warlencourt.

Eastern Front

Enemy takes Torzburg (south-west of Kronstadt).

East of Brzezany (Galicia) enemy assumes offensive, fighting on Volhynia front.

Southern Front

Allied forces in Macedonia advance on both wings.

Serbs attack enemy's 3rd and last line of defence in Cherna loop, capture positions at Slivitza; Bulgarians retire north of Brod.

British advanced posts within 5,000 yards of Seres.

Italian offensive on the Isonzo front.

Political, etc.

New Greek Cabinet formed, Prof. Lambros, Premier; M. Zalocosta, Foreign Affairs; Gen. Drako, War.

M. Venizelos arriving Salonika receives great ovation.

Gradual constitution of Provisional Government.

British Royal Commission on Wheat and Flour Control appointed.


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