On This Day - 14 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

Belgium: French at Charleroi; French push back Germans in northern Alsace and bomb German airsheds at Metz.

Sir John French lands at Boulogne.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Russians defeat Austrians at Sokal.

Southern Front

Serbia: Austrians drive Serbians back and occupy Loznitsa.

Political, etc.

Russia: Proclamation promising reconstruction and autonomy of the "Kingdom of Poland".


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