On This Day - 8 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 along line Dixmude-Ypres-La Bassee-Arras continued: German attacks repulsed.

French continue to advance in the Argonne, and occupy Vregny (Aisne).

Eastern Front

East Prussia: Russians re-enter Eydtkuhnen and Stalluponen: they advance into the Imperial forest of Rominten.

Southern Front

Serbia: Third Austrian invasion begun: advances on three lines, viz., towards (i) Nish, (ii) Shabats, (iii) Valyevo.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Mesopotamia: Fao on Persian Gulf occupied by British.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Rebels routed at Sandfontein.

Russians sink four Turkish transports in Black Sea.


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