On This Day - 16 June 1918

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)

Southern Front

Violent fighting on Piave.

Austrians capture ground south-east of Montello and Capo Sile (north-east of Venice).

British capture Austrian advance in the hills.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British air raid on El Kutrani on Hejaz railway (30 miles east of southern end of Dead Sea).

Yekaterinenfeld (Tiflis) occupied by Germans.

Political, etc.

Bulgarian Cabinet (M. Radoslavov) resigns; M. Malinov becomes Premier: beginning of the end foreshadowed.


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