On This Day - 14 May 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

Fighting on Loos salient round Hohenzollern Redoubt and Hulluch.

Southern Front

Austrian offensive on Trentino front begins: "Battle of the Treintino".

Naval and Overseas Operations

"M.30", British monitor, sunk by Turks in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

Speech by M. Poincare at Nancy.

Resignation of Herr Delbruck (Imperial Secretary of State).

M. Take Jonescu begins propaganda for Romanian intervention.


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