Sorry, been away from technology for a few days.
August 15th, 1914, a VERY busy day in the war.
Western Front: Fierce fighting goes on in Lorraine. Contrary to common perceptions, the French often gave as good as they got in confused encounters in misty forests that left hundreds of thousands of casualties by the end of the month. On this day, the French were still making progress.
The Belgian fortress at Liege is effectively reduced to rubble.
Eastern Front: The Russian invasion of East Prussia begins, based on a promise that the Russians gave to the french, despite the fact that only half the men assigned to the armies had even been successfully mobilized up to that point.
Balkans Front: The Battle of Cer begins, with the Hapsburg army invading Serbia. The Battle would last until the 25th and end in a humiliating defeat for the Hapsburg’s.
Africa: The first meeting of dissatisfied Boers takes place. This would eventually lead to a boer revolt against South Africa.