On This Day - 13 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

Big Allied raid (40 aeroplanes) on Mauser factory at Oberndorf.

Returns of prisoners.

Eastern Front

Enemy check in Predeal and Buzeu Passes (southern Transylvania).

Southern Front

British forces pushing forward on Struma front.

Successful British raids on Doiran front.

Fighting in Carso continues.

Political, etc.

Norway prohibits belligerent submarines from using her territorial waters.


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