On This Day - 22 October 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

French carry ridge west of Sailly.

Aeroplane raid on Sheerness, no damage.

Eastern Front

Evacuation of Constanza commences.

Stiff fighting north of Halicz (Galicia) for river heights.

Southern Front

Bulgars reinforced by Germans, counter-attack; everywhere repulsed and lose ground (Cherna front).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Portuguese forces in East Africa, eight miles north of Rovuma River, attack at Nakalala; enemy retires leaving munitions.

Hostile seaplane visits Sheerness, afterwards shot down.


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