On This Day - 9 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

Ypres: Violent German attacks: British position again in danger.

Eastern Front

Poland: Germans evacuate Kalish and Chenstokhov, etc.

Silesia entered by Russian cavalry, rail cut at Pleschen.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenia: Battle of Kroprukeui.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Emden" destroyed at Cocos Island H.M.A.S. "Sydney".

"Geier", German cruiser, interned by U.S.A. at Honolulu.

Political, etc.

Mr. Asquith's Guildhall speech setting forth the aims of the Allies: "We shall never sheathe the sword," etc.


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