Timeline of November 1914

German soldiers are awarded the Iron Cross on 17 November 1914. Image Q  53414 from the Sport & General Press Agency collection held by the Imperial War Museum, with my thanks.

German soldiers are awarded the Iron Cross on 17 November 1914. Image Q 53414 from the Sport & General Press Agency collection held by the Imperial War Museum, with my thanks.

November 1914

DateEvents
1German forces capture Messines, south of Ypres
1Naval battle off Coronel
2First elements of Indian Expeditionary Force "F" leave India for Egypt
2Government of India announces immunity of Muslim holy places during hostilities with Turkey
2Russia declares war on Turkey
2Admirality declares North Sea a military zone
2British force begins attack at Tanga in German East Africa
3German naval raid on Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
3British troops cross northern frontier of German East Africa
3Allied naval squadrons bombard forts at entrance to Dardanelles
5Britain and France formally declare war on Turkey
5Britain annexes Cyprus
5British force repulsed at Tanga
6Advanced troops of Indian Expeditionary Force "D" land at Fao in Mesopotamia
6British submarine B-11 proceeds to miles into Dardanelles straits
7Tsingtao (China) falls to Japanese forces
9German cruiser "Emden" destroyed by Australian war ship HMAS "Sydney" off the Cocos Islands
10Dixmude stormed by German forces
10British forces attacks Sheikh Sa-ad in Southern Arabia
11Heavy German attack in Ypres area repulsed at Nonne Bosschen
11Sheikh-ul-Islam issues fatwah declaring jihad against all Allied forces
14Field Marshal Earl Roberts dies in France, visiting Indian troops
16 First elements of Indian Expeditionary Force "F" arrive in Egypt
21British naval air raid against Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshafen
22Officially recognised end of First Battle of Ypres
22War Office takes control of operations in East Africa
22British force in Mesopotamia captures Basrah
23Portuguese government announces prospective co-operation with Britain
26HMS "Bulwark" destroyed by internal explosion in Sheerness harbour
27General Paul von Hindenburg promoted Field Marshal
28Fighting at Miranshah on NW frontier of India

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