War Diary of World War One for Friday, October 2, 1914:
Near Arras Maud’huy is under heavy pressure from 3 German corps until October 6.
Sir J French reports to King George ‘.. the spade will be as great a necessity as the rifle…the heaviest…artillery’.
Antwerp: Fort Koningshoyckt and Lierre abandoned. Germans take Termonde.
East Prussian Frontier: Russians recover Mariampol.
Bosnia: Serb-Montenegrin threat to Sarajevo revived till October 4.
Ireland: First German wartime spy Karl Lody arrested. Trial begins October 30.
Britain: Admiral Lord Beresford in Aberdeen recruiting speech says ‘All alien enemies should be locked up!’. Kitchener recalls Sir A Keogh as DG Army Medical Services.