On This Day - 14 April 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

End of first battle of Lake Naroch.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Gorringe drives back Turks on right bank Tigris.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Salanga (German East Africa).

Naval aeroplanes raid Constantinople.

Political, etc.

Cabinet Council on the Military Service Act.

U.S. cabinet approves President Wilson's Note to Germany on submarine campaign.


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