On This Day - 9 September 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

Northern Somme: British capture Ginchy and make advance of 300 yards east of High Wood; north-east of Pozieres, take 600 yards of enemy trenches.

End of second phase.

Before Douaumont, east of Fleury, French carry whole system of German trenches.

French airmen drop bombs on Rottweil (Wurttemberg).

Eastern Front

Fall of Silistria (Danube).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Naval air raid on Ghistelles, Handzaeme and Lichtervelde (Ostend).

Political, etc.

Paris, during last week, French and British Ministers for War and Munitions held conferences.

Cardiff: South Wales railwaymen resolve to strike, demanding increase of 10 shillings weekly on wages.


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