On This Day - 6 October 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)

Eastern Front

Falkenhayn's offensive extending east against Kronstadt, Romanian retreat continues.

Russian activities removed from Volhynia to northern Galicia; fighting renewed at Brzezany (Zlota Lipa region).

Southern Front

Lively actions with seven miles of Monastir.

Gradual withdrawal Bulgarians from valley of Struma to mountains beyond Demirhissar and Seres.

Strong enemy counter-attack on Busa Alta positions repulsed by Italians.


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