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The Great War:On This Day

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Great War events on this day, 21 October

1914[edit source]

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.

Political[edit source]

  • Russia: State sale of alcohol abolished.
  • Great Britain: Reply to manifesto of German professors published.

References/notes[edit source]

Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London. (Copyright expired)