On This Day - 28 November 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

Mid-day raid on London by one aeroplane (subsequently shot down in France).  Ten injured.

Eastern Front

Russian success in Carpathians, heights east of Jablonitsa Pass and east of Kirlibaba captured.

Southern Front

Bulgars occupy Giurgevo (on Danube).

Successful British raid near Macukovo (left bank Vardar, south-west of Doiran).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British seaplanes been bombing Drama and Bulgarian coast for five days.

Brixham fishing fleet attacked by German submarine.

100 French sailors land at Piraeus.

Political, etc.

Greek batteries (to be surrendered to Allies) removed to Chalcis, etc.

Military Government by U.S.A. officers of Dominican Republic proclaimed.


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