On This Day - 26 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

The whole of Pozieres village in British hands.

British advance continues northwards towards Hill 160.

French capture some fortified houses south of Estrees.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British-Italian car raid from Sollum.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Admiral Bacon's report on work of Dover Patrol published in Times.

Political, etc.

Mesopotamia and Dardanelles Commissions (names of members) announced.  Lord G. Hamilton and Lord Cromer respective chairmen.


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