War Diary October 31, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, October 31, 1914: Far East Tsingtao: Final Japanese bombardment begins on Emperor’s birthday, oil tanks hit. Western Front BATTLE OF YPRES, Phase 2 for Gheluvelt begins. German 0900 hours attack on smaller… learn more

War Diary October 30, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Friday, October 30, 1914: Western Front Ypres: 2 British battalions repel German 40th Division (700 casualties) north of Armentieres, but Germans capture Zandvoorde and Hollebeke. Champagne: ­French Fourth Army vainly attacks east of… learn more

War Diary October 29, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Thursday, October 29, 1914 Middle East TURKEY ENTERS WAR. Egypt: 2,000 Bedouin reported to be raiding Sinai frontier. Sea War Black Sea: Goeben, Breslau and Turkish ships (cruiser Hamidie, 1 minelayer and 2… learn more

War Diary October 28, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, October 28, 1914: Eastern Front Poland: Russians recover Lodz and Radom (by Cossacks). Galicia: Austrians beaten at Sambor. Re-supply of Przemysl (until November 4) with 128 trainloads. Western Front 8 German battalions… learn more

War Diary October 27, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Tuesday, October 27, 1914: Sea War Atlantic – FIRST DREAD­NOUGHT LOST: British battleship Audacious sunk by mines laid off 26 miles northwest of Irish L Swilly (Tory Island) by German auxiliary ship Berlin… learn more

War Diary October 26, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Monday, October 26, 1914: Home Fronts Austria: Sarajevo Trial defendants found guilty (all plead so except Princip), verdict and sentences on October 29, up to 20 years prison for those under 20 including… learn more

War Diary October 25, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Sunday, October 25, 1914: Western Front Flanders: At 1600 hours Belgians open Nieuport sluices to flood area east of Nieuport-Dixmude railway, but water rises slowly. Ypres: More than 2,000 BEF replacements arrive, Haig’s… learn more

War Diary October 24, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, October 24, 1914: Western Front Flanders: British 7th Division expels Germans from Polygon Wood. French marines in Dixmude repel 15 attacks. Germans bombard Fumes until October 27, Belgian headquarter 6 miles behind… learn more

War Diary October 23, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Friday, October 23, 1914: Western Front Flanders: French 42nd Division of 7,000 Marne veterans enters line at Nieuport. British recapture Pilkem trenches. Heavy fighting round Langemarck. French IX Corps begins detraining at Ypres,… learn more

War Diary October 22, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Thursday, October 22, 1914: Western Front Flanders: Belgian 2nd Division re-enters Lombaertzyde but at night German III Reserve Corps bridges river Yser near Tervaete, capturing village and expanding bridgehead next day. Germans storm… learn more

War Diary October 21, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, October 21, 1914: Western Front Flanders: German attack on Dixmude fails (and on October 23); now 7 divisions attacking the Belgian sector. Battle of Langemarck (until October 24): Haig’s I Corps of… learn more

War Diary October 20, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Tuesday, October 20, 1914: Eastern Front Poland: GERMANS BEGIN PLANNED RETREAT FROM BEFORE WARSAW and abandon siege of Ivangorod. Home Fronts Germany: There are 149,000 French; 107,000 Russian; 32,000 Belgian and 9,000 British… learn more

War Diary October 19, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Monday, October 19, 1914: Western Front FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES begins until November 22. British and French join British 7th Division as German pressure is main­tained. Battle rages from the Channel to Ypres… learn more

War Diary October 18, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Sunday, October 18, 1914: Western Front Flanders: Germans take Roulers and thwart BEF Cavalry Corps attack. German III Reserve Corps captures 2 of 3 Belgian outpost villages east of Yser. Eastern Front Poland:… learn more

War Diary October 17, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, October 17, 1914: Western Front Flanders: ALLIED OFFEN­SIVE ENDS with capture of Herlies and BEF 4th Division entry into Armentieres. New German Fourth Army (Württemberg), including 8 newly raised ‘schoolboy’ divisions with… learn more

War Diary October 16, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Friday, October 16, 1914: Western Front Flanders – BATTLE OF THE YSER BEGINS (until October 31): Germans attack Dixmude. Belgians retire from Houthulst Forest northeast of Ypres. Foch visits King Albert. Allies occupy… learn more

War Diary October 15, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Thursday, October 15, 1914: Eastern Front Poland: FIRST BATTLE OF WARSAW (until October 23) all along Vistula; 4 German corps against 4 Russian armies, Germans within 7 miles of Warsaw whose evacuation is… learn more

War Diary October 14, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, October 14, 1914: Western Front Flanders: Germans occupy Bruges. Allenby’s cavalry reach Kemmel and Messines, link with IV Corps; British III Corps occupies Bailleul. British 65th Howitzer Battery supports French XXI Corps… learn more

War Diary October 13, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Tuesday, October 13, 1914: Western Front Battle of Armentieres (until November 2). Allied offensive with Lieutenant B. Montgomery (1st Regiment Warwicks, 4th Divisions) who is twice capturing Meteren village in III Corps 5-mile… learn more

War Diary October 12, 1914

War Diary of World War One for Monday, October 12, 1914: Home Fronts Austria: ‘Trial of Gavrilo Princip and his associates for high treason’ at Sarajevo. South Africa: Martial law proclaimed. Western Front Artois: First Battle of Artois ends though… learn more