On This Day - 22 December 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)

Eastern Front

Romania: Enemy concentrating at Ramnicu, Sarat; hard fighting; Russian retreat to Danube completed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British positions south of Kut consolidated; second air raid on Baghela; also on Beersheba.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British ships again shell mouth of Struma (Gulf of Orfano).

Political, etc.

King's Speech to Parliament.

Swiss Note to Belligerents to support U.S.A. peace efforts.


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