On This Day - 3 November 1914
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)
Allies occupy positions on the Yser, abandoned by the Germans.
Fighting on the Aisne (Vailly, Chavonne, etc.).
Poland: Russians defeat Austro-Germans at Kyeltsi, which they recover.
Dardanelles Forts bombarded by British and French fleets.
Cattaro bombarded by Montenegrins.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres
Armenia: Bayazid occupied by Russians.
Arabia: Akaba on Red Sea bombarded and occupied by British.
Naval and Overseas Operations
Yarmouth bombarded by German cruisers.
British submarine D.5 sunk by a mine in fight with cruisers.
Serbia breaks off relations with Turkey.
Bulgaria declares intention to remain neutral.