On This Day - 7 November 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

Lombartzyde again captured by Germans.

Heavy German attacks on the Allies at Givenchy (La Bassee) and Arras.

German attacks near Roye and Vimy repulsed.

Southern Front

Russians bombard Turkish ports in the Black Sea.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Capture of Tsing-tau: Japanese take 2,300 prisoners.

Mesopotamia: British force lands in Persian Gulf.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Union troops defeated by De Wet at Doornberg.


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