5th October 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Kentish Town, London – John Elston Taylor, documentary filmmaker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Taylor_(documentary_filmmaker)

War!

War in the air: An allied “Voisin III” flown by Sergeant Joseph Frantz and mechanic Corporal Louis Quénault  becomes the first allied plan to shoot down an enemy aircraft.

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/lagrandeguerre/40.html

War at Sea: Two British naval trawlers and a British cargo ship; the “Drumoak”; the “Princess Alice”; and the “Ardmount”; each strike mines and sink in the North Sea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_October_1914

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