Battles - The Far East

Japanese artillery in Shantung province enroute to TsingtaoThis section of the site at present contains details of two actions fought in the Far East.

Both listed actions were fought in September 1914, at Tsingtao and Bita Paka, respectively.

Note that the latter engagement represented the first action fought by Australian troops during the war.

Additional entries will be added periodically.

Engagement Date
ArticleSiege of Tsingtao Opened 2 September 1914
ArticleBattle of Bita Paka Opened 11 September 1914

'Strafing' is attacking ground troops by machine guns fired from low-flying aircraft.

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