On This Day - 21 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 advance line on 5,000 yard front between Schwaben and Le Sars 500 yards, and take 1,018 prisoners.

Eastern Front

In Torzburg Pass, enemy drives Romanians 12 miles across frontier.

Austrians seven miles within Romanian frontier through Buzeu Pass.

In other Passes, Romanians hold their ground.

In Dobruja, Romanians retiring; enemy take Toprosari and Kobadinu.

Southern Front

Weather breaks and fighting in the Cherna region dies down.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine torpedoes German cruiser, Kolberg class, in North Sea.

Political, etc.

Count Sturgkh (Austrian Premier) assassinated by Dr. F. Adler.


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