On This Day - 7 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

British progress east of Butte de Warlencourt and repulse German night attack west of Beaumont Hamel (north of the Ancre).

French capture Ablaincourt and Pressoir, and advance to outskirts of Gomiecourt.

Eastern Front

Russian success south of Dorna Vatra (southern Bukovina).

German attack in Prahova valley (Central sector); resume offensive in Vulkan Pass; repulsed in Tolgyes sector (Moldavian front).

Naval and Overseas Operations

German attack at Kibata repulsed.

Political, etc.

Presidential elections in U.S.A. result in return of President Wilson.


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