On This Day - 31 December 1914

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

Artillery duels on whole front; especially round St. Georges, La Bassee, Roye and Verdun.

French recover port of Steinbach (Alsace).

Eastern Front

Poland and Galicia: Austro-German retreat.

Hungary: Once more raided over the Passes.

Southern Front

Serbia: Preparations to meet new Austrian invasion.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Egypt: Preparations to meet expected Turkish attack complete.

Political, etc.

Prussian losses to date, 753,000.


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