On This Day - 13 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

German raids west of Wytschaete and south of La Bassee Canal repulsed.

Somme, British capture German howitzers and munitions.

French make successful raid in Champagne.

Eastern Front

Sharp fighting in Austrian centre, north-west of Buczacz, on the Strypa.

No decisive results on the Stokhod.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German submarine sinks two trawlers and two fishing boats off Whitby.

Political, etc.

Allied Conference on munition output held in London.

Bank Holiday suspended.

Bank Rate 6%.


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