4088 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Sept. 19.-Austro-German forces begin a
bombardment of the Serbian frontier,
preparatory to their announced intention
of invading Serbia and opening a road to
Sept. 24.-Greece orders the mobilization
of all forces.
Sept. 25.-The long-heralded Anglo-French
drive commences in the Champagne district and in vicinity of Lens. The first
few days of offensive movement nets
about 50 square miles of territory, many
prisoners and considerable war munitions.
Sept. 27.-Kut-el-Amara, Turkey in Asia,
captured by British under General Townshend.
Sept. 28. England pledges armed support
to all Balkan countries who will join the
Sept. 30.-The French make additional
gains in the Champagne district.
Oct. 3.-The Allies land troops at Saloniki,
Greece, with the view of aiding Serbian
resistance against the Teutons.
Oct. 4.-Russia sends ultimatum to Bulgaria
demanding answer in 24 hours.
Oct. 5.-Ambassador Von Bernstorff delivers
note to United States, disavowing the
sinking of the Arabic and agreeing to give
Oct. 6.-The Greek Premier Venizelos resigns from the cabinet. Austro-German
forces invade Serbia, while Bulgaria formally rejects the ultimatum of Russia.
Allied forces commence advance into Serbia. French gain slight success in Champagne. King Constantine of Greece
appoints Zaimis as Premier to succeed
Oct. 7.-The Bulgarian port of Varna, on
the Black Sea, is bombarded by Russian
Oct. 9.-The Austro-German forces capture
Belgrade after a severe bombardment of
several days. Bulgaria protests to Greece
against landing of Allied troops at Saloniki.
Oct. 10.-German attacks in vicinity of
Loos repulsed with heavy losses. Russians driven back in Galicia.
Oct. II.-The Teutonic invasion of Serbia
progresses and town of Smedereva is
taken. Russian forces gain success over
Austrians on Stripa River. Germans
capture five miles of trenches from Russians west of Dvinsk. French gain
ground in Champagne.
Oct.. 12.-Austro-Germans advance south
of Belgrade on line of Orient railway.
Edith Cavel, English nurse, is executed
by Germans on charge of aiding British
and Belgians to escape from Belgium.
Oct. 13.-Bulgarian army invades Serbia at
three points. Greece announces position
for present to be one of armed neutrality.
Oct. 14.-French Foreign Minister Delcasse
resigns from Cabinet. Austro-Germans
advance to Posarevatz, Serbia. Greece
renounces treaty with Serbia. Zeppelin
raid over London results in deaths of 55
persons. British submarines in Baltic Sea
sink six German merchant ships.
Oct. 16.-Great Britain declares war on
Bulgaria. Serbia declares war on Bulgaria. Russians continue offensive at
Oct. 18.-Allies land troops at Enos, in
Turkish territory. Allies take Strumitza,
Bulgaria. Bulgars and Teutons making
important advances in Serbia.
Oct. 19.-Italy declares war on Bulgaria.
Bulgarians take Vrania. Allies repulse
several German attacks in France. Germans take Duona. General Sir Ian
Hamilton is recalled from the Dardanelles.
Sir Edward Carson resigns from the
Oct. 20.-Serbian capital transferred from
Nish to Prisrend. Bulgarians and Teutons make further gains in Serbia. Italy
resumes strong offensive against Austria.
Oct. 22.-Serbians reported in serious
plight. Bulgars take Komanova. French
defeat attacks on west front. Teutons