War Diary November 10, 1914

German attack at Langemarck 1914

As a symbol for the now in the West starting bloody and futile breakthrough battles becomes Langemarck. On November 10, 1914 fresh German regiments, which mostly consist of students and academics with the German national anthem on their lips, attacking the Allied positions and be hew down en masse.

War Diary for Tuesday, November 10, 1914:

Western Front

Flanders: Battle of the Yser ends. German 43rd Reserve Division storms Dixmude (but French demolish bridge) and St Eloi. Over 20 German divisions attack around Ypres until November 11.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Colonel Hentsch, Falkenhayn’s envoy, arrives at Conrad’s HQ, promises 4 German corps from the West by November 22; Conrad switching 5 divisions of Second Army from Carpathians to cover Silesia on November 23 as he suggested on November 7.
Siege of Przemysl (120,000 Austrians) resumed by Russian Eleventh Army.
East Prussia: Russians re-enter Goldap.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: Putnik decides to retreat to line covering Valjevo, but stand there prevented by 500,000 refugees, desertions (especially from the 2 Drina division), ammo shortages and Austrian artillery mobility.

Middle East

Arabia: 29th Indian Brigade (20 casualties) storms Sheikh Said and blows up Fort Turba (5 guns) just outside Aden Protectorate.

Far East

Tsingtao: Formal surrender (Japanese triumphal entry parade on November 16).

Sea War

East Africa: Royal Navy sinks blockship in Rufiji Delta in front of light cruiser Königsberg and shells latter.

Call of War
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