On This Day - 10 August 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 advance north-west of Pozieres.

Eastern Front

Russians take Stanislau and 8,500 prisoners.

Russians cross the Sereth and repulse repeated enemy counter-attacks.

Russians cross the Zlota-Lipa and advance on Halicz.

Southern Front

Allied offensive begins in Macedonia.

French bombard Doiran (Serbo-Greek frontier), and occupy Hill 227, south of Doiran.

Political, etc.

Mr. McKenna, in the House of Commons, spoke on the British financial position.

British protest re: shooting of Captain Fryatt published.


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