On This Day - 4 December 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

Fighting in Stanislau and Tarnopol (Galicia).

Russians capture peak commanding Jablonitsa Pass.

Struggle continues round Bucharest.

Southern Front

French and Serbs advance eastwards of Monastir.

Quieter at Athens; detachments (Allies) continue to re-embark.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Great aerial activity on Tigris front (Mesopotamia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Caledonia" (Anchor Line) torpedoed in Mediterranean by submarine.

Crew saved, Captain Blaikie prisoner.

Political, etc.

The King approves of re-construction of Government.

Lord R. Cecil on situation in Greece.


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