Diary September 19, 1914


Royal Marines 1914

Royal Marines in service to defend port facilities.

War Diary of World War One for Saturday, September 19, 1914:

Western Front

Champagne: French Fifth Army engaged around Reims until September 21.

Sea War

North Sea: Royal Marines Brigade lands at Dunkirk (250 already landed with 8 armored cars).
Adriatic: French squadron shells Cattaro.
Egypt: 3rd (Lahore) Division of IEF ‘A’ force sails for Marseilles, where they land on September 26.

Air War

Flanders: RNAS from Dunkirk establish inland airfield at Morbecque, 3 miles (ca. 5 km) north of Hazebrouck.

Politics

Anglo-French guarantee to Belgian colonies.

Home Fronts

Britain: Lloyd George ‘Ramshackle Empire’ recruiting speech to London Welsh.


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