On This Day - 13 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

Allies recover Soissons and force the passage of the Aisne there.

Amiens recovered by the French.

Germans begin to drive the Belgians back into Antwerp; Battle along line Aerschot-Malines.

Eastern Front

East Prussia: Russians turn on their pursuers and defeat them at Sredniki near the Niemen.

Southern Front

Serbians and Austrians fighting in both Serbia and Syrmia.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tsing-tau: Japanese capture the railway at Kiao-chau town.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Solomon Islands: Australian troops capture Bougainville.

"Hela", German cruiser, sunk by British submarine E-9.

Political, etc.

Germany: Herr von Bethmann-Hollweg's reply to Mr. Asquith's Guildhall speech of Sept. 4 published.


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