On This Day - 26 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

Capture of Combles and Thiepval by Allies.

British storm Gueudecourt, and cavalry pursue Germans.

Quantity of stores and many prisoners taken.

French advance east of Combles and Rancourt, and enter wood of St. Pierre Vaast.

Eastern Front

Vulkan Pass regained by Romanians.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Athens: Greek ships have joined the Allied fleet under Admiral du Fournet, the French Commander-in-Chief.

General Sir C. Crewe occupies Igalulu, east of Tabora (East Africa).


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