On This Day - 29 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

French beat off German attempts to recover St. Georges.

Success at Apremont (Arg.).

Eastern Front

Galicia: Austrians in retreat; hard pressed by Russians.

Southern Front

Albanians, incited by Austrians, attack Montenegrin posts and are repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British squadron active on Belgian coast.

Political, etc.

U.S.A.: Note presented to Great Britain concerning treatment of American commerce.


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