On This Day - 10 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, north: British capture east portion of Regina trench (north of Thiepval).

French capture several German trenches north-east of Lesboeufs.

Eastern Front

Serbs advance towards Monastir; carry Chuke heights, etc.

Southern Front

Review of troops by Greek National Government at Salonika.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British seaplanes attack Ostend and Zeebrugge.

German destroyer attack on Baltic port (west of Reval), driven off by Russians, 6-9 German destroyers sunk.

Political, etc.

German Note to Greek Government re: War Material.


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