War Diary of World War One for Saturday, October 10, 1914:
FORMAL CAPITULATION OF ANTWERP TO GERMANS: Deguise offers his sword at Fort Ste Marie (Belgian garrison having decamped). Belgians stem German pursuit near Ghent.
Flanders: Germans bombard Lille. Battle of La Bassee (until November 2). Falkenhayn orders German Fourth Army (Württemberg), ‘to cut off the fortresses of Dunkirk and Calais’. BEF guns rationed to 20 rounds per day, IV Corps (Rawlinson) formed.
Poland: Frommel’s Cavalry Corps occupies Lodz. Mackensen’s XVII Corps defeats Russians at Grojec south of Warsaw, captures Army order belatedly revealing Grand Duke’s plan.
South Africa: Maritz declares South Africa’s independence and war against Britain.
Romania: Death of King Carol I, nephew Ferdinand succeeds.
Norway: Norwegian ship Benesloet leaves Brest (France) with 2500t nickel delivery for Krupp in Germany.