On This Day - 14 June 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: Germans take 700 prisoners near Thiaumont Farm.

Eastern Front

Fighting at Lokachi and Kolki (Lutsk area); 31,000 prisoners reported.

Southern Front

Italians take trenches at Monfalcone (Northern Adriatic).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians regain lost ground near Chorok (south-west of Trebizond).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Russians attack German convoy in Baltic, sinking an auxiliary cruiser, two torpedo boats and some steamers.

Political, etc.

Allied Economic Conference opens at Paris, M. Clementel presiding.


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