War Diary November 20, 1914

Russian mobile radio station

Russian soldiers in front of their mobile radio station.

War Diary of World War One for Friday, November 20, 1914:

Eastern Front

Captured documents tell Russians Germans reading their cipher so key changed, but Austrian Captain Pokorny solves again two days later.
Poland: ­Mackensen attacks Russian line, Lowicz-Skiernievitse, southwest of Warsaw until next day. At Lodz 134 Russian battalions with 380 guns against 70 German battalions with 480 guns.

Western Front

Flanders: Haig promoted General for Ypres defence.
Champagne: French Fourth Army staff begin planning possible offensive operations. Harassing operations there and on Aisne next day.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: Putnik orders offensive at both Austrian flanks but Serb generals report unable to launch it.

African Fronts

East Africa: 400 Germans capture Fort Kyaka on Uganda border.

Home Fronts

Britain: Commons votes for 2nd million men for Army. Drink sales to women before 1130 hours prohibited.
France: Belgian Flag Day until November 25. Trotsky arrives in Paris.


Allies retract African free trade zone proposal of Belgium from August 9, 1914.

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