On This Day - 28 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

Germans capture Fort Manonviller (Avricourt).

British on line Noyon-Chauny-La Fere: British cavalry successful near latter.

Fall of Longwy.

Eastern Front

Russians beat Austrians at Lutzow (Galicia).

East Prussia: Russians approach Konigsberg in the north: but in the south the Battle of Tannenberg continues against them.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Battle of Bight of Heligoland: the German cruisers "Mainz", "Koln", and "Ariadne" sunk.


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