On This Day - 22 February 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

Battle of Verdun: Germans fail at Brabant, but take Haumont Wood and the Beaumont salient.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians approach Trebizond.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Japanese warships reported in the Mediterranean.

Prize crew from "Moewe" bring a British ship to Santa Cruz and blow her up.

Political, etc.

Inter-parliamentary Commission opens at Paris.

Blockade policy attacked in the House of Lords.

Duma opens: Tsar well received.


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