On This Day - 7 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

Vain German efforts to cross the Yser near Pervyse.

Indian Expeditionary Force completed by arrival of Sirhind Brigade from Egypt.

Eastern Front

Second Battle for Warsaw begun by the Germans.

Russian attacks in East Prussia.

Galicia: Northern sector of the forts of Cracow bombarded by the Russians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Mesopotamia: British success at Mezera.

Turks driven back south of Batoum (Transcaucasia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Rebel General Beyers defeated at Bothaville and drowned on his flight in the Vaal River.

Political, etc.

French Bourse re-opens.


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