On This Day - 11 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

French, after sharp fighting, repulse counter-attacks at Bois de Chaulnes (south of Somme) and take 1,702 prisoners.

Eastern Front

Stubborn fighting in southern Transylvania Passes, 4th Army (Northern) retiring.

Southern Front

French carry enemy's first lines west of Gevgeli.

Carso front, Austrian second line attacked.

Italian front carried forward 2,000 yards in direction of Mt. Pecenka, attack on Veliki Hriak.

Decisive fighting in Mt. Pasubio region.

Italian line advanced to foot of Mt. Roite (farther border of Cormagnon).

Political, etc.

Mr. Asquith on "No patched-up peace".


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