War Diary of World War One for Monday, September 21, 1914:
French reoccupy Noyon and dispute Lassigny until next day. Bavarian III Corps advance on St Mihiel, thus creating salient till September 1918. But Sarrail blocks its advance west of Meuse on Bar-le-Duc until September 24.
East Prussian Frontier: German Eighth Army reaches river Niemen frontier and drives Russians across it on September 24.
Galicia: Plehve’s Fifth Army takes Jaroslav on river San.
Atlantic: Cruiser Karlsruhe sinks neutral Dutch SS Maria with wheat for Belfast and British SS Cornish City.
German New Guinea: German troops surrender. Australians had 10 casualties, Germans 42.
Southwest Africa: BSA and Rhodesia police occupy German Caprivi Strip capital (Schuckmannsburg).
Cameroons: French gunboat Surprise lands 600 troops to take Ukoko.
Britain: Churchill recruiting speech to 15,000 people at Liverpool, German Navy to be dug out ‘like rats in a hole’.