On This Day - 12 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)

Western Front

British attack on four-mile front between Eaucourt and Bapume-Peronne road, line advanced 500 to 1,000 yards.

Eastern Front

Enemy makes progress in Torzburg Pass, Fourth Army retreat continues.

Southern Front

Fierce fighting round Brod (Cherna front).

Carso front enemy counter-attacks completely repulsed.

Fierce fighting on Hill 208 and in Nova Villa; bag on Isonzo front from 6 August to date, 30,881 prisoners.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Publication of Despatch of 12 August 1916 from Lt.-Gen. Sir P. Lake relative to operations in Mesopotamia, 19 January to 30 April 1916.

Political, etc.

Admiral du Fournet presents a supplementary Note to Greek Government, who comply with all demands.


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