On This Day - 27 April 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

German attack south of Hulluch repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian progress in Bitlis district.

British occupy Moghara Oasis (90 miles south-west of Alexandria).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine sunk in North Sea.

H.M.S. "Russell" mined in Mediterranean, 124 lost.

Political, etc.

Martial law throughout Ireland.  General Sir J. Maxwell takes command in Ireland.  New Military Service Bill abandoned.

Allied commercial conference at Paris.


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