8 August 1914
French Army of Alsace (General Paul Pau), on the far right of their line, advances to Mulhouse in Alsace.
The Germans capture the first of the modern forts outside Liege, Fort Barchon, but the fighting is very costly and the German commander, Otto von Emmich, decides to wait until the Krupp 420mm Howitzers arrive before attacking the remaining forts.
War at Sea
British naval forces (including the cruiser HMS Astraea) bombard the German colony at Dar-es-Salaam. In the aftermath the Germans sink their floating dock in the harbour entrance, preventing their own cruisers from using the harbour.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 August 1914, http://www.historyofwar.org/firstworldwar/daybyday/1914_08_08.html