On This Day - 29 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

Germans capture Campulung and Piteshti (north-west of Bucharest).

Mackensen at Calugarino (17 miles south of Bucharest).

Russians' Carpathian offensive continues.

Southern Front

Austrians massing troops on Carso front.

Fight east of Monastir continues in fog.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe announced First Sea Lord, and Admiral Sir David Beatty Commander-in-Chief of Grand Fleet.

British seaplanes bomb Gereviz (Bulgaria).

Political, etc.

Board of Trade takes over South Wales coalfield from 1 December 1916.

Protest of U.S.A. against deportation of Belgians.


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