On This Day - 12 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

French conquest of Saillisel completed.

German attack near Berny (north-east of Ablaincourt) repulsed.

Eastern Front

Romanian retreat in valleys of Aluta and Jiu; severe fighting near Orsova (Danube).

Failure of Russo-Romanians on Cerna Voda and retreat to Dunarea.

Southern Front

French and Serbs capture Iven (15 miles east of Monastir).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Portuguese occupy Lulindi.

British defeat Germans at Malangali (G.E.A.).


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