On This Day - 14 August 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

Great artillery activity north and south of the Somme.

Eastern Front

Russians press retreating Austrians, Halicz (Galicia) threatened, and continue passage of the Zlota-Lipa.

Southern Front

East of Gorizia, heavy fighting.

Italian advance on the northern edge of Carso results in capture of enemy trenches and 1,400 prisoners.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish offensive continues west of Hamadan (Persia).

Political, etc.

Final meeting between Italian and British delegates; complete understanding on economic questions.


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