On This Day - 22 November 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

Trench warfare established along the whole front; artillery duels and, later, local raids.

Eastern Front

Poland: Germans approach Lodz; heavy fighting begins.

Galicia: Russians defeat Austrians (6,000 prisoners) on front Cracow-Chernstokhov.

Southern Front

Serbia: Austrians pressing from Valyevo; Serbians in retreat towards south-east.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenia: Russians occupy Koprukeui.


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