On This Day - 3 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

Severe fighting in Carpathian and Moldavian Valleys; Russians push up the Trotus.

Romanian retreat south-east; heavily beaten by Mackensen on Lower Arges.

Bulgars repulse Russian assaults in the Dobruja.

Southern Front

Outrages against Venizelists at Athens; 1,300 French troops landed at Piraeus, but re-embarked.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German submarines enter Funchal Port, Madeira, sink three ships and bombard town.

Political, etc.

Mr. Asquith decides on re-construction of Government.

Wage dispute in South Wales settled in favour of miners.

Greek Government gives pledge to Allies.


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