On This Day - 10 August 1914

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

Liege: the Germans occupy the city.

Alsace: French fall back; Mulhausen evacuated.

Lorraine: French advance in force under General de Castelnau.

Eastern Front

East Prussia: Russians reach Tilsit.

Poland: Austrian First Army, under Dankl, enters Poland and advances towards Lyublin and Kyeltsi.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Germans raid Cape Colony (from south-west Africa), but abandon Swakopmund and Luderitz Bay.

Political, etc.

France declares war on Austria-Hungary.


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