On This Day - 1 November 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

German attack on Sailly-Saillisel repulsed by French.

Allies advance north-east of Lesboeufs.

Germans evacuate Ford Vaux (Verdun).

Franco-British captures to date.

Eastern Front

Romania: General Sakharov takes command of Russians in Dobruja.

Advance of Austrians in Torzburg, Predeal and Roter Turm Passes.

Southern Front

Italians advance on Carso heights south-east of Gorizia, taking over 8,400 prisoners.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German submarine "Deutschland" arrives in U.S.A. (New London) for second time.

Italian torpedo raid on Pola.

Political, etc.

Appointment of Colonel L. Stack as acting Governor-General of Sudan and Sirdar.


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