On This Day - 6 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: Forts Barchon, Chaudefontaine and Evequee silenced.

Longwy invested by the Germans.

Southern Front

Obrenovats (Serbia) vainly attacked by Austrians, who lose guns in the retreat.

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Amphion", British cruiser, sunk by German mine in North Sea.  "Goeben" and "Breslau" escape.

Political, etc.

Great Britain: Mr. Asquith speaks in House of Commons on the War; Parliament votes �100,000,000.


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