On This Day - 26 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

Mackensen reaches Alexandria and is in touch with Falkenhayn.

Southern Front

French and Serbs capture Hill 1,050 (7 miles north-east of Monastir).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

East Sinai railway reaches Mazar.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German naval raid near Lowestoft; armed trawler "Narval" sunk.

Germans surrender at Ilembule (Lower Nyassa); French battleship "Suffren" sunk by submarine.


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