On This Day - 27 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)

Western Front

Big French air-raids on German industrial works (Rhineland, etc.).

Eastern Front

Falkenhayn takes Ramnicu Sarat.

In the Dobruja, the Bulgars seize position east of Macin.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Naval seaplanes destroy Chikaldir Bridge (Baghdad Railway), Gulf of Alexandretta.

French battleship "Gaulois" torpedoed in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

Three Scandinavian Governments agree to present Note to Belligerents in support of peace efforts.

Franco-British Agreement re: temporary administration of Togoland.


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