On This Day - 30 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: Germans forced by floods to retreat.

Ypres closely pressed by the Germans.

Germans press back French along the Aisne.

Eastern Front

Poland: Russians defeat Germans at Bakalaryevo.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Rebels routed at Schuit Drift.

"Konigsberg" discovered hiding in Rufiji River (East Africa).

Political, etc.

Great Britain: Trial of the German spy Karl Lody begins.

Turkey: Allies' Ambassadors ask for passports.


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