On This Day - 14 February 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

Germans take 600 yards of British front trench between Ypres-Comines railway and the Canal.

Eastern Front

Continued Russian success round Dvinsk.

Southern Front

Austrian airmen bomb Milan, Treviglio, Bergamo and Monza.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians take another fort at Erzerum.

Political, etc.

Remaining classes of single men called up in Great Britain.

Declaration by Entente Ministers at Havre.

Partial Romanian mobilisation completed.

Messrs. Rigden sentenced.


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