9th August 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Helsinki, in the Grand Duchy of Finland in the Russian Empire – Tove Jansson, who brought the Moomins to a war torn world in the late 1940s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tove_Jansson

War!

Western Front: The first two corps of the British Expeditionary Force land in Northern France, while further south the Germans retake Mulhouse in Alsace from the French (Battle of Mulhouse).

The Southern Front: Austria-Hungary declares war on Montenegro.

War at Sea: The British cruiser “Birmingham” rams German Uboat 15 sending it (the Uboat) to a watery grave with the loss of all on board.

 

Sources: Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mulhouse

Burg and Purcell: Almanac of World War 1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almanac-World-War-David-Burg-ebook/dp/B0078XFMK0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1404923485&sr=1-1&keywords=almanac+of+world+war+1

 

 

 

 

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