War Diary November 16, 1914

German Jaeger battalion in Russian Poland

Advance of a German Jaeger battalion in Russian-Poland.

War Diary of World War One for Monday, November 16, 1914:

Eastern Front

Poland: Russian rear guards beaten at Vlotslavek and Kutno. Russian I Corps marches 70 miles along bad roads until next day to cover Lodz.
Galicia and South Poland: Austrian offensive until November 25 from Cracow with 12 divisions of First and Fourth Armies against Lechitski makes only local gains.

Western Front

Flanders: Heavy rain and floods swamp Yser battlefield. Prince of Wales joins BEF.
Aisne: German attempt to cross at Vailly.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: Serbian troops now all on river Kolubara line.

Middle East

Armenia: Russian II Turkestan Corps reinforcements save I Caucasus Corps and stabilize front on November 17.

African Fronts

South Africa: Rebel leader De Wet breaks through Kroonstad-Natal railway at Virginia. Kemp forces pursuers to retire at Klein Witzand.

Home Fronts

Britain: First 9 Victoria Cross (all BEF) gazetted. Interned enemy aliens total 14,500. Commons votes £225 million war credit.

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