2nd November 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Yogyakarta in Java, Dutch East Indes (now in  Indonesia) – Justinius Darmojuwono, Archbishop of Semarang,



Western Front – The first Battle of Ypres is reaching new heights of destruction as both the (sub) Battles of La Bassee and Armentieres draw to conclusions. An anonymous British nursing sister records in her diary:

“Eighty thousand German reinforcements are said to have come up to break through our line, and the British dead are now piled up on the field. But they aren’t letting the Germans through” [ie – to their target, which is Calais]. – Diary of A Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915.



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