On This Day - 18 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

The Yser held by the Belgians against the Germans: struggle from Lombartzyde to Keyem.

Roulers occupied by the Germans after fierce three-days' battle.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Beginning of a desperate but vain effort of the Austrians to cross the San.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Belgian Coast: British monitors under Admiral Hood aid the Belgians in the Battle of the Yser.

Loss of British submarine E.3 announced by German wireless.


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