On This Day - 19 January 1916

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)

Eastern Front

Renewed activity north-east of Czernowitz.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Aylmer resumes his advance up the Tigris.

General Sir P. Lake succeeds Sir J. Nixon in Mesopotamia command.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Allied warships bombard Porto Lagos (Bulgaria).

Anglo-French occupy Ebolowa (Cameroons).

Political, etc.

War Council of Allied Ministers in London.


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