Diary October 25, 1914

flooded land in belgium 1914

Flooded Belgian countryside to slow down the German offensive.

War Diary of World War One for Sunday, October 25, 1914:

Western Front

Flanders: At 1600 hours Belgians open Nieuport sluices to flood area east of Nieuport-Dixmude railway, but water rises slowly.
Ypres: More than 2,000 BEF replacements arrive, Haig’s Intelligence chief blesses German corps commanders plain language radio signals. Germans attack all around the Salient until October 31.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: Serb-Montenegrin units back out of Bosnia behind river Drina after evacuating Vlasenica. Snows begin.

African Fronts

South Africa: Rebels routed at Calvinia.

Air War

Britain: 2 Tauben of Fieldflieger-Abteilung 9 attempt to bomb Dover. One crew returns early but Caspar and Roos claim success.

Home Fronts

Britain: Pensions of up to 10s for dependents of men killed.

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