On This Day - 30 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

Crown Prince gives up command of German army on Verdun front.

French aircraft bomb Thionville.

Eastern Front

Germans force passage of River Neajlovu (16 miles south-west of Bucharest).

Russian repulse on Zlota Lipa (Galicia).

Fighting in Bukovina.

Southern Front

General artillery action Italian front.

Greek army reported marching north.

Allied troops land at Piraeus.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians 30 miles south of northern Persian frontier.

Political, etc.

Greek Government refuses Admiral du Fournet's demand for surrender of guns.

Greek Reserve officers called up.

Lord Derby on New Volunteer Army.


On This Day