On This Day - 29 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

Champagne: German first and second line trenches taken at Tahure; German attack on Hill 304 (Verdun), repulsed.

Eastern Front

Germans repulsed north-east of Vilna.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Turkish steamers sunk by Russians in the Black Sea.

Political, etc.

Roger Casement found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death.

U.S. demands apology from Austria for the sinking of the "Petrolite".


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