On This Day - 22 December 1915

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

Germans active on Yser and Ypres sectors; positions wrecked by Allies.

Enemy regained footing at Harmannsweilerkopf.

Southern Front

Bulgarians occupy strategic positions along Greek frontier: strength about 120,000, with heavy guns from Varna.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Sir Archibald Murray appointed to Egypt (vice Sir J. Maxwell) to command in the Mediterranean.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Loss of Japanese liner "Yasaka Maru".

Political, etc.

Second "Ancona" Note to Vienna; U.S.A. prepared for a break.


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