On This Day - 12 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

Troyon: Germans compelled to raise siege.

Luneville rec-occupied by the French.

Belgian sortie from Antwerp threatens German communications.

Eastern Front

Galicia: End of Battle of Grodek and Rava Russka: total defeat of Austrians; Grodek captured.

Poland: Austrians try to cross the San under heavy fire.

Southern Front

Syrmia: Serbians occupy Jarak.

Naval and Overseas Operations

East Africa: Germans defeated near Kisi.


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