On This Day - 6 December 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

Long-distance (22 miles?) bombardment of Dunkirk by the Germans.

Eastern Front

Poland: Russians evacuate Lodz and withdraw towards the Bzura-Ravka lines.

Southern Front

Serbia: Austrians in disorderly flight from the Ridges towards the frontier.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Damaged German submarine U.16 enters Esbjerg Harbour (Denmark).

Political, etc.

The Pope tries to bring about a Christmas Truce.


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