On This Day - 28 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

Village of St. Georges, near Nieuport, recovered by the Belgians and French.

Eastern Front

Poland: Germans in retreat; entrench west of Bzura.

Southern Front

Montenegrins repel Austrians at Grahovo.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenia: Turks repulsed from Sarikamish; they begin a disastrous retreat.

Naval and Overseas Operations

North Sea: Drifting German mines destroy eight vessels.


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