On This Day - 10 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

Germans regain footing in Trones Wood.

British gain ground east of Ovillers and in Bois de Mametz.

French advance further towards Peronne; take Hill 97 (south-east of Biaches) with La Maisonette Farm.

Eastern Front

Germans rally and offer strong resistance on west bank of the Stokhod.

Austrians concentrate troops for big offensive on south side of Lutsk salient.

Russians claim 300,000 prisoners to date.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Italian destroyer "Impetuoso" torpedoed and sunk by submarine in Lower Adriatic.


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