War Diary October 14, 1914

Rolls-Royce Admirality Pattern armoured car 1914

The British Rolls-Royce Admirality Pattern armoured car of 1914 is based on the Silver Ghost civilian car and was used by the Royal Navy Air Service and was also taken over by various squadrons of the Army in 1915.

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, October 14, 1914:

Western Front

Flanders: Germans occupy Bruges. Allenby’s cavalry reach Kemmel and Messines, link with IV Corps; British III Corps occupies Bailleul. British 65th Howitzer Battery supports French XXI Corps (Maistre) at Vermelles, northwest of Laos, with first likely creeping barrage of war. H Hamilton, GOC BEF 3rd Division killed by stray bullet from German dismounted cavalry.

Air War

Western Front: RNAS armoured car shoots down Taube with MG and rifle fire.
Germany: HQ of Naval Airship Division opens at Nordholz on coast (there until July 25, 1917).

Eastern Front

East Prussia: Germans take Mlava just over border.
Poland: Germans claim total occupation up to river Vistula.

Southern Fronts

Bosnia: Austrians reach Bajinabasta on river Drina frontier in surprise thrust despite bad weather.

Far East

Central Pacific: Japanese occupy German Mariana and Marshall Islands.

Home Fronts

Britain: 1st Canadian troops land at Plymouth. Lieutenant-general Anderson GOC with 33,000 men; 7,000 horses; 144 guns. Field Marshal Lord Roberts inspects them on Salisbury Plain on October 23.

Call of War
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