On This Day - 16 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

French gain footing in Sailly (two miles east of Morval).

Eastern Front

Fighting continues at Rucar.

Romanians give ground in Buzeu Pass.

Enemy's offensive at Dorna Vatra (point of junction Romanian and Russian armies in Moldavia) and Jablonitsa repulsed.

Political, etc.

In Athens Allied land reinforcements to maintain order, and take possession of three Greek warships not previously taken over.

Admiral du Fournet hands fresh Note to Greek Government.


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