On This Day - 14 November 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

Somme, north: British capture Beaucourt-sur-Ancre and advance east of Butte de Warlencourt.

Somme, south: German attack at Ablaincourt and Pressoir largely repulsed.

Eastern Front

Romanians retreat south of Vulkan Pass; and below Torzburg Pass; severe fighting in Prahova Valley (south of Predeal Pass).

Southern Front

Allies advance on Monastir.

Bulgars retreat on River Bistritza.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Sir P. Lake's despatch of 27 August 1916 (30 April to 26 August 1916) published.

Political, etc.

(British) Publication of White Paper re: U.S.A.

"Black List" Protest of July 28.

Pensions Bill introduced.

Russian Duma meets.


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