On This Day - 14 December 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

Heavy reciprocal raiding near Ypres.

Eastern Front

Russians again in Carpathian struggle, and along Moldavian frontier.

Falkenhayn's forces enter Buzeu; Danube army over the Jalomitsa.

All Wallachia cleared of Allied troops south of Bucharest-Cerna Voda line.

Southern Front

Fighting near Monastir.

Strong artillery action in Lake Doiran zone.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advance up the Shatt-el-Hai to within 2.5 miles of Kut, and destroy (aeroplanes) Tigris pontoon bridges.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Naval aeroplanes bomb Kuleli-Burgas bridge (20 miles south of Adrianpole).

S.S. "Westminster" and empty horse-transport "Russian" torpedoed in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

Allies present 24-hours Ultimatum to Greece.

House of Commons asked for Vote of Credit this financial year.


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