On This Day - 18 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

Fighting limited to artillery duels and local skirmishes.

Eastern Front

East Prussia: Russians defeated at Soldau.

Poland: Russians in retreat towards Lovich.

Galicia: Austro-German offensive from Cracow.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenia: Turkish offensive compels Russians to retreat.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Libau on Baltic shelled by German squadron.

"Goeben" and "Breslau" engaged by a Russian squadron in Black Sea: the "Goeben" damaged.


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