Europe 1916: Somme and Brusilov Offensives

With the Battle of Verdun still raging, British and French forces launched a massive attack on the Germans in the Somme while the Russians struck in the East. Both offensives saw huge casualties on each side, but early Russian gains convinced Romania to enter the War.

Main Events

24 Apr–1 May 1916 Easter Rising

Irish republicans mount Easter Risingin wikipedia

31 May–1 Jun 1916 Battle of Jutland

Battle of Jutlandin wikipedia

4 Jun–20 Sep 1916 Brusilov Offensive

Russia attacks Austria-Hungaryin wikipedia

25 Jun–30 Nov 1916 Central Asian Revolt

Kazakhs and other Central Asian peoples revolt in Russian Turkestan, responding to the Tsarist government of the Russian Empire ending its exemption of Muslims from military service. The revolt is ultimately crushed by the wikipedia

1 Jul–18 Nov 1916 Battle of the Somme

British and French offensive against Germanyin wikipedia

6–17 Aug 1916 Sixth Battle of Isonzo

Italian offensive against Austria-Hungaryin wikipedia

27 Aug 1916 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary

Romania declares war on Austria-Hungaryin wikipedia

24 Oct–5 Nov 1916 Battle of Verdun

French offensive east of Verdunin wikipedia