Diary December 7, 1914

Siberian visit to East Prussia
Siberian visit to East Prussia – so this contemporary photography from the winter of 1914-15 is called.
War Diary World War One for Monday, December 7, 1914:

Eastern Front

East Prussia: Russian attacks.
Poland – Second Battle of Warsaw (until December 30): German offensive.
Galicia: Russians bombard forts north of Cracow.

Western Front

Flanders: French recapture Vermelles, Le Rutoire and trenches near Carency. Joffre instructs Foch to start – in liaison with the British – limited offensives in Yser sector of Ypres Salient.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: Serb Third Army outflanks Kremenika hill defenses aiding Second Army drive on Lazarevac, they take 6,501 PoWs and 28 guns.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: 3,700 British and 16 guns renew attack against 3,000 Turks with 10 guns. Another Royal Navy launch disabled, but they hold Tigris bank.

African Fronts

South Africa: Rebel General Beyers defeated, drowned fleeing (with c. 25 followers) in river Vaal.


USA: Congress’ private arms embargo bills brought (but shelved in January).

Home Fronts

France: Paris Bourse reopens.
Britain: Compulsory registration of Belgian refugees.
Japan­: Diet opens with Emperor’s speech.

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