On This Day - 1 November 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 Ypres continued with great violence: Germans capture Messines, Hollebeke and Wytschaete.

Eastern Front

Poland: German retreat continued.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tsing-tau: The "Bismarck" forts silenced.  H.M.S. "Triumph" assisting the Japanese.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Battle of Coronel (Pacific): H.M.S.s "Monmouth" and "Good Hope" lost in fight with von Spee's German squadron.

Political, etc.

Turkey: British Ambassador leaves Constantinople.


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