16 August 1914

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Western Front

Siege of Liege

Belgian Soldiers resting after Siege of Liege, 1914
Belgian Soldiers
resting after
Siege of Liege, 1914

The powerful Belgian fort of Liege surrenders to German forces commanded by Otto von Emmich after being overwhelmed by German 42cm howitzers.

Battle of the Jadar

Start of a Serbian counter-attack that soon forces the Austrians to abandon their first invasion of Serbia and retreat back across the River Jadar.

War at Sea

HMS Glasgow captures the German SS Catherian


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 16 August 1914, http://www.historyofwar.org/firstworldwar/daybyday/1914_08_16.html

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