On This Day - 24 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

British bomb German airsheds at Brussels.

Dover bombed by German aeroplane.

French successes at Perthes-les-Hurlus (Champagne) and Consenvoye (Meuse).

Eastern Front

Reported rising of Romanians in Transylvania.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Portguese Colony of Angola (south-west Africa) invaded by Germans.

Political, etc.

Morocco: Great Britain recognises French Protectorate.

134,000 German and 225,000 Austrian prisoners claimed by Russia to date.


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