On This Day - 16 October 1914

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

Aubers, Armentieres, Neuve Chapelle and Warneton occupied by the Allies.

Belgians driven out of Forest of Houthulst.

Battle of the Yser begins with German attack on Dixmude.

Eastern Front

Poland: Germans within seven miles of Warsaw, which the Russians prepare to evacuate.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tsing-tau: General attack begins.

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Yarmouth" sinks the "Emden's" collier, "Markomannia".

Cattaro bombarded by the Allied fleets.

Political, etc.

Italy: Death of Marquis di San Giuliano, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Canadian troops arrive in England.


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