Tsingtao: Fall of the city. Ceasefire after Japanese storm redoubts before Forts Bismarck and Moltke. 4 German gunboats and sloop Cormoran scuttled.
Flanders: Fierce attack on British positions at Givenchy. Germans regain Lombartzyde. First Territorials (London Scottish) reinforce BEF, 22 battalions and 6 Yeomanry regiments by mid-December.
Artois: Heavy fighting at Arras.
East Prussia: Otto Below replaces Francois as C-in-C German Eighth Army.
Serbia: Austrian Sixth Army drives Serb Third Army off Guchevo ridge and forces Serb First and Uzice Armies back up to 4 miles in south.
South Africa: Smuts reviews motor brigade at Johannesburg. Loyal troops take Beyers’ Gruis Drift camp and 350 men. Rebel Major Kemp’s 700 men beaten from Kuriman, Bechuanaland.
Cameroons: German company takes British frontier post at Danare and ambushes patrol near Abunorok on November 12.
Turkey declares war on Belgium.
Britain: Government refuses US demand to restrict right of search to high seas.