On This Day - 27 January 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

German attacks repulsed at Neuville and north-east of Loos.

Southern Front

Austrians repulsed on Upper Isonzo.

Kaiser meets King Ferdinand (Bulgaria) at Nish.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Part of Turkish positions at Kut flooded; Turks fall back 2,000 yards.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British monitors bombard Westeinde.

German camp at Nkan captured (German East Africa).

Political, etc.

Order in Council on control of shipping and a restriction of imports.

Order in Council on the duties of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff.


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