On This Day - 30 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

Very heavy fighting on whole Romanian front.

Enemy progress at various points in mountains and south-east of Ramnicu Sarat, but checked between here and Focsani.

Bulgars and Turks advance slowly towards Macin.

Political, etc.

Greek Note to Allies requests rising of the Blockade.

Southern Slave Committee issues declaration at Coronation of Austrian Emperor.

Allies reply to "Peace" Note of Enemy Powers forwarded to U.S.A. Government.

Spain declines to second President Wilson's proposal.


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