On This Day - 10 May 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

Battle of Verdun: French success at Mort Homme and Hill 287.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians occupy Kasr-i-Shirin on road to Baghdad.

Sir J. Nixon's despatch of 17 January 1916 (October 1915 to 13 January 1916), published.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German attack repulsed near Kondoa Irangi (German East Africa).

German Note to U.S. on the "Sussex".

Political, etc.

Commission appointed to enquire into causes of the Irish rebellion.

Lord Wimborne resigns Lord-Lieutenancy.

Mr. Hughes speaks in London.


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