On This Day - 27 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

Zeppelin raid on north-east coast and north Midlands (England), two Zeppelins brought down.  4 killed, 37 injured.

Eastern Front

Germans advance on Bucharest, capture Curtea de Arges and Giurgevo and occupy Alexandria.

Romanians abandon Aluta line.

Stubborn fighting by Orsova force.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians drive back Turks into Persia, taking much war material.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"City of Birmingham" sunk by German submarine (4 lost).


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