On This Day - 29 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 capture of German prisoners since the beginning of British offensive 1 July, 266 officers, 15,203 men, 86 guns, 160 machine guns.

Eastern Front

Russians capture Mount Pantyr (north-west of Jablonica Pass, Carpathians).

Austrians retreat before Romanian advance in Transylvanian Alps.

Kronstadt, Petrozseny and Kezdi-Vasarhely occupied by Romanians.

Naval and Overseas Operations

General Northey occupied Iringa.

Political, etc.

Von Hindenburg appointed Chief of German General Staff in place of von Falkenhayn and Ludendorff, Chief Quartermaster-General.


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