On This Day - 7 December 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 regain trenches lost on Hill 304.

Eastern Front

Russians attack in south-east Galicia.

Fighting in Oitoz and Trotus valleys.

Romanian retreat east on all fronts; Wallachia in enemy's hands; latter checked on Moldavian frontier.

Southern Front

Heavy fighting in Monastir region.

Action south of Seres.

Sir G. Milne's despatch of 9 October 1916 issued, covering operations on Salonika front 9 July to 8 October 1916.

Troops from the Morea concentrating round Athens.

Persecution of Venizelists continues.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

East African situation described.

Sir P. Chetwode assumes command of deser (Sinai) column.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Suffren", French battleship, reported lost with all hands.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister.

Germany rejects Belgian protest as unfounded.

Official complicity in late outrages at Athens confirmed.

Entente Governments announcing forthcoming Blockade of Greece.


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