By L. Edward Purcell, David F. Burg
This Almanac of global conflict 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 afflicted aftermath. day-by-day entries, topical descriptions, biographical sketches, maps, and illustrations mix to provide a prepared and succinct account of what used to be occurring in all the crucial theaters of warfare.
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On 26 October, he had sent a signal to the Defence to join him, but Churchill now sends word that he has ordered the Defence to remain in the At- lantic off the East Coast of South America. " He dispatches the Glasgow to Coronel to send a telegram to the Admiraty outlining his intent and deployment. 29 October 1914 Black Sea. The Goeben and the Breslau (now given Turkish names) and a third Turkish ship stage a surprise raid in the Black Sea, sinking the Russian gunboat Donefz at Odessa and other vessels at smaller ports.
Carter, commandant 1914 of the Nigeria Regiment, receives the British Ministry's permission to invade the Cameroons. 15 August 1914 London. British and French representatives agree to mount a joint attack on the Cameroons; surprisingly, the French accept having the force commanded by a British officer, Brig. Gen. Charles McPherson Dobell. Liege. Eleven ofthe city's twelve forts have fallen to the Germans, but Fort Loncin holds out, as General Leman refuses to surrender. Taveta, British East Africa.
Southampton and Portsmouth, England. Following a decision of the War Council on the previous day, 80,000 troops of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) under the command of Gen. Sir John French. along with 30,000 horses and 315 field guns, begin to assemble for disembarkation to France. Heligoland. Ten U-boats commanded by Comdr. Hermann Bauer leave their base and head northward to search for British patrols. Messina. As night begins to fall, the Goeben and the Breslau leave port, pass through the straits, and enter open water.