On This Day - 22 July 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

British attack along whole front from Pozieres to Guillemont; violent fighting.

French aeroplanes bomb Mulheim (Rhine) and other German towns.

Eastern Front

Austrians, retreating before Sakharov, begin to evacuate Brody.

Southern Front

Italian success in the Dolomites; they take and consolidate the Rolle Pass.

Political, etc.

General Maxwell's despatches on Irish rebellion published in Times.

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