On This Day - 6 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

Somme front, north: French progress in north of St. Pierre Vaast Wood; in Saillisel Germans regain ground.

Eastern Front

Fierce fighting south-east of Roter Turm Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Defeat and death of Ali Dinar, ex-Sultan of Darfur at Giuba, near frontier of Wadai.

Naval and Overseas Operations

P. & O. liner "Arabia" sunk in Mediterranean by submarine (two lost).

Political, etc.

Appointment of General Sir F. R. Wingate as High Commissioner of Egypt.


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