On This Day - 22 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

Battle of Givenchy begins to die down; British positions held.

French make progress towards Noyon.

Eastern Front

Fresh sortie from Przemysl repulsed by Russians.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Raid by rebels under Maritz; loyal Boers defeated.

Political, etc.

France: Meeting of the Chambers; M. Viviani makes statement concerning the war.

Great Britain: Admiral Sir G.A. Callaghan appointed to the Nore.


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