On This Day - 16 January 1915

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 artillery drives Germans from trenches near Nieuport.

French successes in engagements at Blangy, near Arras, and in Champagne.

Eastern Front

Russians continue to advance on Lower Vistula, repulse heavy attacks near Bolimov (on Ravka), and occupy the Kirlibaba Pass (Bukovina).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian victory at Kara Urgan, Turkish corps routed.


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