On This Day - 29 October 1914

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

Yser: Germans take Ramscapelle.  The Belgians open the sluices of the canal.

Heavy fighting round Festubert (La Bassee).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Egypt: Beduin tribes raid the frontier.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Turkish fleet attacks Odessa, Novorossisk, and Theodosia, and sinks Russian destroyer, etc.

Political, etc.

Great Britain: Lord Fisher appointed First Sea Lord.

Turkey enters the war on the German side.


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