On This Day - 1 December 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)

Eastern Front

Russians driven off Rukida and Kirlibaba heights (Carpathians).

Romanians retire south-east from Campulung.

Severe fighting south of Pitesti.

Romanian Government moves to Jassy.

Southern Front

Vicenza bombed.

Greek attack on Allied troops at Athens.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Surrender reported of sons of Ali Dinar (late Sultan of Darfur); organised resistance ended.

Publication of Despatch of 1 October 1916 from Sir A. Murray (operations 1 June - 30 September 1916).

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George declares his inability to remain in the Government.


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