30th August 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Vallauris, France – Jean Bottero, Assyriologist.



Western Front: In Paris two people die when German pilot Lt. von Ruville drops three bombs (and also leaflets) on the city, where the French government is rapidly realising that the capital cannot be effectively defended if German forces reach it.


Eastern Front: Russian forces enjoy success at the Battle of Gnila Lipa, taking 20,000 Austro-Hungarian prisoners and driving the Austrian army west.




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