On This Day - 6 September 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

Battle of the Marne begins.  General offensive by French and British.

German advance also checked at Beauzec, near Verdun, and at Jezanville, near Pont-a-Mousson.

Germans reach Provins, the most southerly point of their advance.

Eastern Front

Poland: The centre of Dankl's (Austrian) army broken at Krasnostav.

Galicia: Beginning of Battle of Grodek (south-west of Lemberg) (continued till 12th).

Southern Front

Serbian Invasion of Syrmia begun: the Save crossed at Novoselo: Obres occupied: failure to take Mitrovitsa.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Cameroons: British reverse near Nsanakong.

Political, etc.

Great Britain: The Admiralty announce organisation of a Royal Naval Division.


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