War Diary of World War One for Friday, September 18, 1914:
Aisne: Joffre orders Maunoury to halt at Soissons-Bailly, pending formation of new Second Army (Castelnau) northwest of Noyon. ALLIED ADVANCE STALLS, BEF under heavy pressure at Troyan and French Fifth Army at Reims. GERMAN BOMBARDMENT OF REIMS: Cathedral ‘intensive practice hate’ shoots (until October 1918).
Hindenburg C-in-C German armies on the Eastern Front. Ludendorff meets Conrad (Austrian Chief of Staff) after Falkenhayn orders Hindenburg to help Austrians the day before.
Tsingtao: Japanese land unopposed at Laoshan Bay 30 miles (ca. 48 km) east of the port.
Adriatic: French Naval (Grellier) Mission lands c. 140 men with 6 guns at Antivari, Montenegro.
Britain: Parliament prorogued after postwar Irish Home Rule bill receives royal assent. Asquith recruiting speech in Edinburgh (following in Dublin on September 25).
France: Education Minister asks all teachers to keep local war records.