On This Day - 29 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

Issue of Sir Douglas Haig's despatch dealing with Somme Battle.

Eastern Front

Heavy fighting continues on Moldavian frontier; some enemy progress in the Oitoz valley.

Enemy advance north and east from Ramnicu Sarat continued.

Political, etc.

French and British ministers, in Conference for last three days, arrive at complete agreement.

Murder of Russian monk Rasputin.

Sitting of National Socialist Congress in Paris.


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