On This Day - 16 November 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

Rains and floods put a term to the struggles on the Yser: Fighting dies down round Ypres.

Germans fail to cross the Aisne at Vailly.

Eastern Front

Poland: Russian rearguards defeated at Vlotslavek and Kutno.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Berlin", German auxiliary cruiser, interned at Trondhjem.

Political, etc.

Turkey: Sultan at German instigation, proclaims the "Holy War".

Great Britain: Mr. Asquith moves War Credit for �225,000,000.


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