8th November 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Pichilemu, Chile – Juan Acevedo Pavez, Chilean socialist politician.

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

War!

In the Balkans: as part of the “Third Invasion of Serbia”, now in its third day, the Austro-Hungarians attack the Serbian 2nd Army near Cer Mountain, approximately 100 km from Belgrade.

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

In London, the French sculptor Auguste Rodin donates eighteen of his sculptures to the Victoria & Albert Museum to honour the French and British soldiers fighting for their countrymen.

“The English and French are brothers; your soldiers are fighting side by side with ours. As a little token of my admiration for your heroes, I decided to present the collection to England. That is all’.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/sculpture-2/the-rodin-gift-of-1914-to-the-va-in-wholly-exceptional-circumstances-part-three

in Perth, Western Australia, the Sunday times newspaper includes a short news story headlined “German debauchery: Orgy with prostitutes” including the German commander’s nonchalant remark to the local burgomaster: “those officers are not the elite of my army”.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/57805088

 

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