War Diary for Thursday, December 3, 1914:
Serbia: General Serb counteroffensive (Battle of the Ridges) catches Austrian Sixth Army off guard (heavy artillery is in rear), Misic’s First Army advances several miles taking 1,512 PoWs, 5 guns and 4 MGs; Second and Third Armies recapture important heights with 503 PoWs and 2 MGs.
Cameroons: Brigade-General Gorges begins Northern Railway advance, fighting daily, reaches terminus on December 10.
Japan: Britain concedes to Japan that Australia occupies no German islands north of the Equator. Japanese Peking Minister receives 21 Demands’ text to China.
Italy: Austro-Italian talks resume. At the same time Italian Prime Minister Salandra defines his war policy.
Belgium: Provincial government powers go to German military governors. Germans impose 40 millions Fr per month war contribution.
Germany: Adolf Grober (Catholic Centre Party) ‘We must enter upon a new Germany … we must set a good example to the whole world’. The Kaiser returns to Berlin.