On This Day - 9 March 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

German attacks repulsed on Dvina and at Cebrow (Galicia).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks driven beyond River Kalopotamus (east of Trebizond).

Germans reported to be leaving Ispahan (Persia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Taveta (German East Africa).

Russian torpedo boat sunk by submarine in Black Sea.

Political, etc.

Germany declares war on Portugal.

Air debate in House of Lords.

Mr. Asquith speaks on forthcoming Paris conference.


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