On This Day - 7 September 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

Battle of the Marne (continued).  Struggle on the Ourcq and Petit-Morin.  Mauberge captured by the Germans with many prisoners and guns.  Sir John French's first despatch (published on 9th).

Eastern Front

Galicia: Fresh struggle round Grodek: Russian cavalry reach the Carpathians.

Southern Front

Second Austrian invasion of Serbia begins: the Drina crossed in force.

Naval and Overseas Operations

East Africa: German reverse near Tsavo.

Pacific Cable cut between Banfield and Fanning Island by "Nurnberg".


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