On This Day - 11 February 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 success near Mesnil (Champagne).

Eastern Front

Russians repulsed south of Dvinsk.

Southern Front

French reinforcements reach Salonika: right bank of Vardar occupied.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Hostile Arabs occupy Baharia Oasis (200 miles south-west of Cairo).

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Arethusa" mined off east coast.


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