On This Day - 7 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

Antwerp: Evacuation begun: Germans force the passage of the Scheldt and threaten the retreat of the Allies.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Russians forced back to the San.

Hungary: Withdrawal or Russian raiders.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Marshall Islands in Pacific Ocean occupied by Japanese.

Political, etc.

Belgium: Seat of Government moved from Antwerp to Ostend.


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