On This Day - 10 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 ended. Germans retreat on west and centre.

Pont-a-Mousson evacuated by Germans.

Eastern Front

Poland: Dankl defeated in second Battle of Krasnik, Archduke Joseph defeated at Opole.

Southern Front

Syrmia: Serbians occupy Semlin.

Naval and Overseas Operations

East Africa: Germans occupy Kisi.

"Emden" makes first appearance in Bay of Bengal.


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