On This Day - 27 October 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

Yser: Belgians, with French aid, maintain unbroken the front Nieuport-Dixmude.

Neuve Chapelle taken by the Germans.

Germans pushed back east of Nancy.

Eastern Front

Poland: Russian victory along the line Petrokov-Radom.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Beyers defeated by Botha at Commissie Drift, near Rustenburg.

H.M.S. "Audacious" sunk by mine off the northern Irish Coast.

French liner "Amiral Ganteaume" sunk.

"Emden" captures Japanese ship "Kamasaka Maru".

Political, etc.

Portugal: Naval Reserves called up.


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