On This Day - 19 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 returns of prisoners.

Eastern Front

Enemy check in the Transylvania Passes.

Heavy enemy bombardment in Dobruja.

Southern Front

Further Serb successes north of Brod.

Sharp fighting Tooth of Pasubio (Trentino).

Austria counter-attacks repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British raid and take Baharia Oasis (180 miles south-west of Cairo).

Naval and Overseas Operations

East Africa: Last enemy post north of Central Railway cleared.

General van Deventer in touch with General Northey.

Enemy begins offensive in Iringa and Ruhuje River districts.

Political, etc.

Conference of Allies at Boulogne whereat Venizelos' National Provisional Government in Crete receives recognition.


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