On This Day - 9 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

Aerial battle between 30 British aeroplanes and 36 to 40 Germans near Bapaume.

End of 3rd Phase of Battle of the Somme.

Eastern Front

Defeat of Russian centre at Skrobova (C.).  3,400 prisoners taken.

Dobruja: Russo-Romanians occupy Hirshova (right bank Danube) and Dunarea; fight for Cerna Voda Bridge.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Malangali post (East Africa) attacked (8-12 November) and relieved.

Political, etc.

Speech of von Bethman-Hollweg re: cause of War and League of Nations.

Speech of Mr. Asquith at Guildhall, London.

French War Loan �454,000,000.

Portuguese troops ready to leave for European front.


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