On This Day - 22 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)

Western Front

Aeroplane raid on Dover, 1 killed, 6 injured.

Southern Front

Austrians occupy Antivari and Dulcigno (Montenegro).

Austro-Bulgarians take Berat (Albania).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armistice for six hours on Tigris; relief force hampered by floods.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Russian torpedo boats sink a further 40 sailing vessels in Black Sea.


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