On This Day - 6 July 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

British win ground on slopes of Thiepval; two successful raids on Loos salient.

French again repel attacks at Belloy; lose a small wood north of Hem.

Artillery active at Verdun.

Eastern Front

Between the Styr and Stokhod Germans fall back in disorder from Chartorysk salient.

Southern Front

Italian pressure on the Trentino and Isonzo fronts continued.

Political, etc.

Ministerial changes: Mr. Lloyd George becomes Secretary of State for War.  Lord Derby, Under Secretary for War.  Sir Edward Grey raised to Peerage as Viscount Grey of Falldon.


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