On This Day - 12 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

Ypres again fiercely attacked by the Germans; latter take Lombartzyde.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Przemsyl again invested by the Russians.

Miechow near Cracow, occupied.

East Prussia: Russians again enter Johannisburg.

Southern Front

Montenegrins defeated at Grahavo (Bosnian frontier).

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: De Wet defeated at Mushroom Valley.

Political, etc.

Turkey: Formal declaration of war against the Triple Entente.


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