By L. Edward Purcell, David F. Burg
This Almanac of global warfare I presents a daily account of the motion on all fronts and of the occasions surrounding the clash, from the weapons of August 1914 to the November 1918 Armistice and its stricken aftermath. day-by-day entries, topical descriptions, biographical sketches, maps, and illustrations mix to provide a prepared and succinct account of what was once occurring in all the crucial theaters of struggle.
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With the city occupied, the German Second and Third Armies begin their advance. Marggrabowa, East Prussia. General Rennenkampf's First Army, comprising two hundred thousand troops. begins the advance into East Prussia. His goal is the Insterburg Gap, open land about thirty miles in width lying between Konigsberg and the Masurian Lakes, some thirty-seven miles ahead-about a three-day march for his army. Rennenkampf anticipates joining General Samsanov's Second Army, moving up toward the Masurian Lakes from the south, and engaging the Germans in a common front near Allenstein.
The Germans have captured ninety-two thousand prisoners and half of the Second Army's cannons. Luxembourg City. OHL moves from Coblenz to this city only ten miles from the French border. Paris. " In the afternoon a German pilot flying a Taube drops three bombs on the Quai de Valmy and leaflets urging Parisians to surrender. The bombs take two lives . Cameroons. One of the three columns of Carter's invasion force captures Nsanakang, but a German counterattack damages the British force, inflicting nearly a hundred deaths and driving the survivors into the bush.
All the forts to the east and north of the city have fallen to the Germans; the First Army, under command of Gen. Alexander von Kluck. begins the advance cantoward Brussels. The German nons are moved forward to concentrate on pounding the forts to the west of the city. Alsace and Lorraine. The French relaunch their Plan 17 attack against the German left and center, with the Army of Alsace under Gen. Auguste Dubail and the Second Army under Gen. Edouard de Castelnau assault the Germans in Lorraine.
Almanac of World War I by L. Edward Purcell, David F. Burg