On This Day - 19 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)

Eastern Front

Retreat of Romanians in Jiu Valley where Germans reach Filiasa junction and Aluta Valley.

Southern Front

Capture of Monastir by French and Serbs, and advance east and north-east.

Germans and Bulgars retreat towards Prilep.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British raid and take Farafra Oasis (180 miles west of Assiut).

Political, etc.

French Admiral demands dismissal of Ministers of Central Powers and of their Allies from Allies.


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