Poland: Linsingen tells Kaiser at Brest-Litovsk that, ‘Our formidable positions will automatically hold’ any attack.
Galicia: Russian 9th Lancers successfully charge Austrian infantry near Vonchach.
East Africa: Smuts narrowly escapes German patrol.
North Sea: U74 minelayer caught on surface and sunk by 4 armed trawlers’ guns off Peterhead. UC3 mined off Zeebrugge.
Russia: Sazonov says Anglo-Russian alliance eternal; Russia has no aggressive aims against Sweden or any other European neighbour; Poland to be autonomous.
USA: Wilson’s first League of Nations hint, mentions a universal league to preserve peace and freedom of seas.
France: Death of General Gallieni (aged 67) at Versailles, made Marshal of France in 1921.