The Great War:On This Day
A daily listing of Great War movements, actions, events and political involvements that took place on this day. This page refreshes every day.
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Great War events on this day, 21 October
Western Front[edit source]
- The Yser: Critical day: Dixmude heavily bombarded and assaulted.
- Arras also heavily bombarded and attacked.
- The Argonne: French recovery begins.
Eastern Front[edit source]
- Poland: Germans begin retreat from Warsaw: Battle of Kasimiryev: Russki annihilates the Germans who had crossed the Vistula.
- Russia: State sale of alcohol abolished.
- Great Britain: Reply to manifesto of German professors published.