On This Day - 14 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 Aisne begins (continued till Sep. 28).

Germans halt on the Aisne and north of Reims.

Heavy fighting round Missy and Vailly.

Eastern Front

Poland: Russians force the passage of the San in pursuit of Dankl's beaten army.

Southern Front

Bosnia: Vishegrad taken by Serbians and Montenegrins.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Union forces surprise and defeat German's at Raman's Drift.

"Cap Trafalgar" sunk by H.M.S. "Carmania" (east coast of South America).


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