War Diary September 30, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, September 30, 1914: Western Front Belgium: Belgians appeal to Allies for help at Antwerp. Artois: ­French troops re-enter Arras. General Maud’huy given 4 divisions and I Cavalry Corps of Second Army to… learn more

War Diary September 29, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Tuesday, September 29, 1914: Western Front St Mihiel: Salient solidifies. France: French repulsed near Roye, Lassigny and Chaulny. French XXI Corps checked before Thiepval (Somme). Antwerp: Bombardment intensifies: Forts Koningshoycht, Lierre and Kessel… learn more

War Diary September 28, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Monday, September 28, 1914: Western Front Belgium: Germans take Malines. German super-heavy howitzers bombard Forts Waelhem and Wavre-Ste Catherine, outer ring of Antwerp, both suffer magazine explosions. Eastern Front Poland: New German Ninth… learn more

War Diary September 27, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Sunday, September 27, 1914: Western Front FIRST BATTLE OF ARTOIS (­until October 12) begins. Antwerp­: Beseler deploys 125,000 troops including siege train of 173 guns and technical troops from Maubeuge. Germans re-enter Malines.… learn more

War Diary September 26, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, September 26, 1914: Western Front Somme: First Battle of Picardy ends. Castelnau halted at line Ribecourt-Roye-Chaulnes­-Bray-sur-Somme to await formation of new Tenth Army on his left. German XIV Corps takes Bapaume. British… learn more

War Diary September 25, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Friday, September 25, 1914: Western Front Meuse: Bavarians enter St Mihiel; after storming French Camp-des-Romains. Dubail soon drives them back to outskirts. Aisne: ­German II Corps recaptures Noyon. Somme: Battle of Albert begins:… learn more

War Diary September 24, 1914

War Diary of World War One for September 24, 1914: Western Front Germans retake and then lose again Peronne on river Somme. Joffre orders shell economies, reduces daily issue to 3 rounds per gun. Aisne: BEF’s first 6-inch howitzers (4… learn more

War Diary September 23, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, September 23, 1914: Western Front Rupprecht’s Sixth Army completes transfer from Lorraine to Artois, which was begun on September 16. Aisne: Battlefront extending north along river Oise, fighting near Lassigny. Home Fronts… learn more

War Diary September 22, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Tuesday, September 22, 1914: Sea War North Sea: 3 old British cruisers Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue torpedoed and sunk within an hour by U9 (Weddi­gen). 1459 dead, 837 rescued by trawlers and Harwich… learn more

War Diary September 21, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Monday, September 21, 1914: Western Front French reoccupy Noyon and dispute Lassigny until next day. Bavarian III Corps advance on St Mihiel, thus creating salient till September 1918. But Sarrail blocks its advance… learn more

War Diary September 20, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Sunday, September 20, 1914: Western Front Meuse: Crown Prince William launches 3 corps from west of Metz in drive towards St Mihiel (until September 25), takes 3 villages and gains on 12-mile front,… learn more

War Diary September 19, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, September 19, 1914: Western Front Champagne: French Fifth Army engaged around Reims until September 21. Sea War North Sea: Royal Marines Brigade lands at Dunkirk (250 already landed with 8 armoured cars).… learn more

War Diary September 18, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Friday, September 18, 1914: Western Front Aisne: Joffre orders Maunoury to halt at Soissons­-Bailly, pending formation of new Second Army (Castelnau) northwest of Noyon. ALLIED ADVANCE STALLS, BEF under heavy pressure at Troyan… learn more

War Diary September 17, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Thursday, September 17, 1914: Western Front Belgium: Battle of Mallnes­- Aerschot ends. BELGIAN ARMY RETIRES ON ANTWERP. General Beseler’s ‘Antwerp Army Group’ formed. Somme: General Bridoux, new commander French I Cavalry Corps, killed… learn more

War Diary September 16, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, September 16, 1914: Air War Far East: First attack on warship by sea-based aircraft. Japanese Farman launched from seaplane tender Wakamiya Maru bombs and damages German minelayer at Tsingtao (China). Western Front… learn more

War Diary September 15, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Tuesday, September 15, 1914: Western Front First Battle of the Aisne: At 0115 hours Joffre cables to army commanders: ‘It seems … the enemy is … going to accept battle, in prepared positions… learn more

War Diary September 14, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Monday, September 14, 1914: Western Front Aisne: Despite major efforts (BEF I Corps captures 12 guns), Allies unable to enlarge much their shallow bridgeheads across the river against GERMAN TRENCHES. MOLTKE RESIGNS AS… learn more

War Diary September 13, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Sunday, September 13, 1914: Western Front Aisne: Main body of BEF and parts of French Sixth and Fifth armies cross the river and up to 7 miles beyond. Germans escape disaster by an… learn more

War Diary September 12, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, September 12, 1914: Western Front Aisne: FIRST BATTLE OF THE AISNE until September 28 begins. By 0300 hours British 11th Brigade after 30-mile march scrambles across river at Venizel (3 miles east… learn more

War Diary September 11, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, September 11, 1914: Western Front Marne: ALLIED PURSUIT CONTIN­UES TO THE RIVER AISNE. Foch reaches Chalons-sur­-Marne and Maunoury Com­piegne. Joffre cables Government in Bordeaux ‘The Battle of the Marne is an incontestable… learn more