On This Day - 4 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

Lombartzyde recovered by the Allies.

Battle of Ypres continues.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Austrians defeated at Jaroslau; loss of 19,000 prisoners and 40 guns in twelve days.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenia: Russian advance from Caucasus; Diadin occupied.

Naval and Overseas Operations

East Africa: British reverse at Tanga.

German cruiser "Yorck" destroyed by a mine near Wilhelmshaven.

Political, etc.

Persia refuses to join Turkey in war against the Entente.


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