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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2006 11:50    Onderwerp: 12 augustus Reageer met quote

1914 British Parliament passes Defense of the Realm Act

On August 12, 1914, a week after Britain declared war on Germany and entered the First World War, the British Parliament passes the Defense of the Realm Act, aimed at providing the British government with the means to support the country’s war effort.

Before World War I broke out, the most pressing issue facing the British government was the question of Ireland. The Liberal prime minister, Herbert Asquith, had in 1912 renewed efforts to establish home rule for Ireland; this policy had sparked heated protests from Protestants in Ulster who were loyal to Britain, as well as the opposition Conservative party in London. In late July 1914, with the threat of an Irish civil war looming, Asquith was saved from this domestic turmoil by the escalation of yet another Balkans conflict—the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife by a Bosnian Serb nationalist in Sarajevo on June 28 and the subsequent standoff between Austria-Hungary, Serbia and Serbia’s powerful Slavic ally, Russia—into a full-scale European war.

After Britain declared war on Germany, Asquith urged Parliament to pass legislation bulking up the government’s power in wartime; Parliament obliged on August 12 with the Defense of the Realm Act (DORA). The terms of the act enabled the British government to seize resources, including property, buildings or land for the war effort. The act also applied guidelines for wartime censorship and control of the country’s labor force.

If the DORA marked Britain’s attempt to regulate life on the home front during wartime, even more measures were enacted to stimulate the country’s military preparedness. Of all the great powers at the start of World War I, Britain was the only one without a policy of conscription; as a result, their army was small and highly trained but numerically inferior to those of continental Europe. Beginning on August 7, Britain’s newly appointed war minister, Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener, sent out a public call for 100,000 volunteers to join the British army. Though the turnout was undeniably impressive—almost 500,000 men enlisted in the first six weeks of the war alone—some doubted the quality of these so-called “Kitchener armies,” especially compared to those of Germany, who with the help of conscription, had been steadily building and improving its armed forces for the past 40 years. In January 1916, with World War I entering its third calendar year, Parliament passed the Military Service Act, Britain’s first-ever conscription bill. By the war's end the country had enlisted 49 percent of its men between the ages of 15 and 49 for military service.

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2006 11:51    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Die Nachrichten vom 12. August

1914
Eine völkerrechtswidrige Beschlagnahme
Die Blockade der montenegrinischen Küste
Gefangene Franzosen in Frankfurt
Von unserer kühnen Flotte
Ägypten erklärt den Krieg
Eine Proklamation des Sultans

1915
Der Eisenbahnknotenpunkt Lukow besetzt
Erstürmung des Brückenkopfes bei Wizna
Beschießung von Bari durch die k. u. k. Flotte

1916
Fortschreitender Angriff in den Karpathen
Italienische Angriffe östlich von Görz abgewiesen

1917
Neue Vorstöße an der englischen Front abgeschlagen

1918
Vergebliche Durchbruchsversuche der Franzosen bei Tilloy
Englischer Flottenvorstoß in der Nordsee gescheitert

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2009 14:40    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

95 jaar geleden:

Haelen
Op 12 augustus 1914,
omstreeks 9 uur, worden het 3de en het 4de Eskadron van het 5de Lansiers, afgestegen opgesteld ten oosten van Loksbergen, aan de rechterflank van het 4de Lansiers. Het 1ste Eskadron is ingezet ten noorden van Loksbergen, aan de voet van de Mettenberg, ter verdediging van de artilleriestelling van het 1ste Artillerie te Paard. De Divisie houdt het 2de Eskadron aanvankelijk in reserve. Wanneer omstreeks 13u30 de vijand zijn stormlopen te paard meer naar het zuiden (Velpen) verlegt, zal het 2de Eskadron, eveneens te voet, in versterking tussen het 1ste en het 3de Eskadron van het 4de Lansiers worden ingezet. Door de hardnekkige weerstand, waarbij het Regiment Karabiniers/Cyclisten een speciale vermelding verdient, slagen de Duitsers er niet in de artilleriestelling op de Mettenberg in te nemen. Acht vergeefse aanvallen, van vier Ruiterijregimenten, later afgewisseld door infanterieaanvallen, zorgen voor zware verliezen bij het 2de Duitse Cavaleriecorps van Generaal von der Marwitz. Tegen de avond breekt de vijand dan ook het gevecht af en trekt zich 15 km ten oosten van de Gete terug. Het 5de Lansiers, dat 4 doden en 27 gewonden betreurt, wordt voor dit roemvolle wapenfeit op de dagorders van het Leger vermeld en zijn nieuwe Standaard zal voortaan, in gulden letters, zijn eerste citatie dragen: “HAELEN”.

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2009 15:03    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

95 jaar geleden sneuvelde Charles Schoonejans te Halen, Charles was soldaat bij de Karabiniers-Wielrijders.
Antwoord van het "Ministère de la Guerre" op een schrijven van zijn ouders;



Volgens de Databank Belgische militaire doden van In Flanders Fields Museum (samenstelling Danny Wilssens, Nieuwpoort) zou hij begraven liggen te Halen (gehucht Velpen) graf nr.121. Maar daar heb ik hem vorige zaterdag tijdens de Slagveldwandeling niet terug gevonden. Iemand een idee waar hij dan wel zou kunnen begraven zijn ?

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2009 19:06    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Al geprobeerd op de begraafplaats van Etterbeek?

Na de oorlog werden er veel gesneuvelden overgebracht naar hun woonplaats.....Waar de graven na verloop van tijd in vele gevallen werden geruimd..... Crying or Very sad

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Ter herinnering aan mijn overgrootvader, Frans Van Kerckhoven, Vesting Jager te Voet tijdens het Beleg van Namur, augustus 1914

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 9:49    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Battle of Haelen, 12 August 1914

The Battle of Haelen, 12 August 1914, was a minor Allied victory early in the First World War. While the main German effort was concentrated against the crucial Belgian fortress of Liege, a Cavalry Corps under General Georg von de Marwitz was sent across the Meuse River north of Liege, with orders to advance towards Louvain.

Early on the morning of 12 August the German cavalry reached Haelen, where a force of Belgian cavalrymen was defending the bridge. They dismounted, and for the rest of the day fought as infantry. The Germans launched a series of attacks on the bridge, starting at 8 am and not ending until 6 pm, but were unable to dislodge the Belgians. Frustrated, Marwitz was forced to withdraw.

The battle of Haelen was portrayed as a major allied victory, but on 16 August the fortress of Liege finally fell, and the German advance through Belgium resumed.

Rickard, J (16 August 2007), Battle of Haelen, 12 August 1914 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_haelen.html
Zie ook http://www.chakoten.dk/haelen_120814.html Wink
Zie ook http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/haelen.htm
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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 9:50    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Battle of the Jadar, 12-21 August 1914 (Serbia)

One of the first battles of the First World War. Some two weeks after their declaration of war, the Austrians launched their invasion of Serbia on 12 August, crossing the River Jadar to the west of Belgrade, where the Serbs had expected the attack to fall. The Austrians had 200,000 men against a slightly smaller and badly equipped, but experienced Serbian force. The Serbs launched their counter attack on 16 August, and after a few days fighting the Austrians were forced back across the river.

Rickard, J. (4 March 2001), Battle of the Jadar, 12-21 August 1914, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_jadar.html
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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 9:54    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Big Bertha used against Liege Forts, 12th August, 1914

In 1900 Alfred Krupp's armaments factory at Essen, Germany, began building a 350-mm howitzer that could fire an 800 lb shell over 10,000 yards. In 1908 the German Army asked Gustav Krupp to build an improved version of this gun with the capability of destroying the heaviest fortification.

By 1912 Krupp had produced a 420mm weapon that fired a 2,100 lb shell over 16,000 yards. As it weighed 175 tons, it was designed to be transported in five sections by rail and assembled at the firing site. This concerned the German Army and they asked for it to be adapted to be moved by road. By 1914 company had produced a mobile howitzer called Big Bertha (named after Gustav Krupp's wife). This 43 ton howitzer could fire a 2,200 lb shell over 9 miles. Transported by Daimler-Benz tractors, it took its 200-man crew, over six hours to re-assemble it on the site.

On the outbreak of the First World War, two Big Berthas and several Skoda 30.5 howitzers were erected outside the fortress of Liege in Belgium. The first shells were fired on 12th August at the ring of 12 forts around the city. By the 15th August all the forts had either been destroyed or had surrendered. News of the success of this new weapon at Liege encouraged other countries involved in the conflict to produce large mobile guns.

(1) Major Wesener was a German officer who worked on a Big Bertha at Liege on 12th August, 1914.

It was a memorable moment as the howitzer discharged the first shell on enemy soil at 1740 hours on August 12 against Fort Pontisse, on the south-eastern side of Liege. A hundred-fold cheer accompanied the shell as it howled and snorted along the high trajectory to its target. I was gratified that everything had turned out well, and that the eagerly-awaited opening of fire could be undertaken. Sixty seconds ticked by - the time needed for the shell to traverse its 4,340 yard high trajectory - and everyone listened in to the telephone report of our battery commander, who had his observation post 1,625 yards from the bombarded fort, and could watch at close range the column of smoke, earth and fire that climbed to the heavens.

(2) Lieutenant-General Leman was the commander of Belgian Army defending the Liege Forts.

We could hear the shells coming. We heard a rushing of air which increased in intensity until it became a furious hurricane roar and ended in a dreadful crash of thunder; fountains of earth and smoke were thrown into the air, and the whole earth shook.

(3) Report issued from the commander of Fort Pontisse (12th August, 1914)

Ventilation: very bad; the men were seized with stomach pains, diarrhoea, nausea and and inability to hold back their urine. The fort was reeking with explosive fumes from the outside. They tried to stop up the windows with mattresses but it was no use.

Latrines: the garrison used stinking boxes which were emptied into the channel; it became blocked, and the men were greatly inconvenienced.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWbertha.htm
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T. E. Lawrence to his family

Arab Bureau
Savoy Hotel
Cairo

12.8.17

This is only a note, to catch what I believe is a post. I'm sending some photographs in hope that they will arrive: of course they are not mine, but some R.F.C. people who had taken them sent me copies. I've sent you a lot, one time and another, but I don't suppose many get through. I cannot send any enlargements, for printing paper is scarce.

Went down to Jidda a month ago, and saw Feisul at Wejh, and the Sherif himself at Jidda, and discussed things with them. Results satisfactory on the whole. I had never met the Sherif himself before, and liked him exceedingly: a very simple straightforward old man, clever enough too, but knowing so little. Upon us as a people is the responsibility of having made him a ruling power, and he is pitifully unfit for the rough and tumble of forming a new administration out of the ruins of the Turkish system. We will have to help him and his sons, and of the sons only Feisul and Zeid will play square to us. Abdulla is an intriguer, and poor Sidi Ali, the eldest son is a religious fanatic, and will be the tool of evil spirits. I do hope we play them fair.

I'm now going back to Akaba to look round at the country there: will start about the 16th from here. The average length of my last five visits to Cairo has been about 5 days! However it is more restful in Arabia, because one feels so nervous of what may happen if one goes away. I cannot ask for leave, as I know there is so much to do down there, and no one to do it. If I asked I would probably get it, but it would not be right at present. If ever things get safe there, it will be possible to rest. You know there are very few of us on the job.

N.

About writing:- please try to realise that one's thoughts for nearly two years have been fixed on one object. We have realised part of the scheme, and the situation is critical but hopeful. In the circumstances one has become a monomaniac, unable to do or think about anything else- and of the one thing I cannot write to you.

N.

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 10:02    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

"Brave Little Belgium"

A cartoon by FH Townsend in Punch, 12 August 1914.

Notice how the cartoon portrays Belgium as a threatened child, and the stereotyped figure of Germany, as an aggressive military man with sausages.

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 10:06    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Messages
From Commanding Officer 4th Light Horse (Lt Col Leonard Long)
To Headquarters 2nd Light Horse Brigade


11th August 1915 - A quiet 24 hours, but the fire from enemy’s trench in front was heavier than for the previous 24 hours. Deepened trenches and saps and widened Sap No 8 (?) in order to use it by stretcher bearers.
Casualties Nil

12th August 1915 - Enemy were observed carrying bushes along the trench apparently to be used for overhead cover. The ruse last night failed to draw much fire. Deepened trenches and saps.
Casualties – one slightly wounded.

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 10:09    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS - 12 AUGUST 1915

Twenty-four non-commissioned officers & men have been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (...):

FEAR, L/Cpl F J H, NZ Engrs, for conspicuous gallantry on June 9 & 10 at Gaba Tepe. L/Cp FEAR volunteered to demolish a Turkish blockhouse within 12 yards of the enemy’s trench, which could only be approached over ground swept by machine-gun fire. FEAR exhibited great skill in approaching and demolishing the blockhouse, being exposed to fire for an hour.

HODGES, Spr E A, NZ Engrs, for great gallantry on June 9 & 10, in circumstances similar to FEAR’s exploit.

McLEOD, Pte R C, OIB, for conspicuous gallantry on May 8, south of Krithia. He was one of a party carrying ammunition t6o advanced trenches under heavy fire. The majority were unable to proceed. McLeod, although wounded in the leg, performed the task. On his return, not having been reported wounded, he was again detailed to carry ammunition, which he performed.

O’CONNOR, Pte F, WIB, for performing distinguished services in the firing line near Krithia on May 8 until severely wounded, losing his right eye. He was previously twice wounded. His gallant example was of great value.

WILSON, Pte C M, CIB, for great gallantry during operations on May 8, south of Krithia, carrying important messages under fire.

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 19:31    Onderwerp: 12 AUGUSTUS 1914 Reageer met quote

Yvonne en Mercatus,
12 augustus 1914 is 96 jaar geleden in 2010, (kleine korrektie) zoniet komen wij hier in Halen in de problemen in 2014 = 100 jaar geleden
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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2010 21:50    Onderwerp: Re: 12 AUGUSTUS 1914 Reageer met quote

julien @ 12 Aug 2010 20:31 schreef:
Yvonne en Mercatus,
12 augustus 1914 is 96 jaar geleden in 2010, (kleine korrektie) zoniet komen wij hier in Halen in de problemen in 2014 = 100 jaar geleden
Vele groetjes Julien

In 2009 was het wel degelijk 95 jaar geleden, Julien!
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BerichtGeplaatst: 13 Aug 2010 9:49    Onderwerp: 12 augustus Reageer met quote

ok heb plaatsdatum uit het oog verloren, ben gefocust op herdeningsjaartal 2010 - 96 jaar geleden wegens organisatie ervan.
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Dat dacht ik al, Julien. Succes met de (organisatie van de) herdenkingen!
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AUGUST 12, 2014

The Belgian Front.
==German super-heavy mortars have arrived at Liège and begin a devastating fire on the forts [545.PM]
==At Haelen, Belgian forces shoot down repeated hopeless charges by German cavalry armed with sabers [800.AM-600.PM]
==German cavalry probes the main Belgian line on the Gete River
==King Albert refuses a final German attempt to negotiate a peaceful settlement with Belgium
==Kluck’s German 1st Army begins to advance from its assembly areas at Jülich and Krefeld

The BEF.
==At a British War Council [300-600.PM], Kitchener predicts a major German drive through Belgium, but is compelled to agree to send the BEF to Maubeuge as planned instead of further back to Amiens; Kitchener orders General John French not to consider himself under the command of the French Army
==(to Aug.17) The main units of the BEF are transported to France, totaling 80,000 troops, with the peak of shipping activity on Aug.15-17
==Colonel Repington, the London Times’ military correspondent, publishes a complete map of the German deployment, showing the strength of their drive through Belgium

The Northwestern Front.
==The 5th and 4th Armies have nearly completed their planned deployment on the French left
==Joffre allows Lanrezac to extend his forces to the Sambre and to put his left corps into Dinant, where he repells German probes, but refuses to let him shift 5th Army westwards


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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2011 7:51    Onderwerp: 12 aug 1915 in het kort Reageer met quote

Theatre definitions:
Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland. Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.
Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles. Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.
Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.
Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.
Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Western Front

Zeppelin raid on east coast; 29 victims.

Eastern Front

Russians evacuate Sokolov, Syedlets, Lukow (east of Warsaw); material evacuated from Riga.

Austro-German armies in touch west of Brest-Litovsk and form unbroken line. Germans driven back beyond Aa, south-west of Mitau.

Russians capture Kovarsk and Toviamy (west-south-west of Dvinsk).

Southern Front

Italians leaving Turkey.

Serbians retaliate for Austrian bombardment of Belgrade by bombarding Semlin and Panchevo.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian left wing re-occupies Alashgerd (Armenia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Naval engagement between German and Russian fleets near Oesel (Riga).

French cruiser shells and destroys German munition factory at Jaffa.

Political, etc.

10,000,000 francs in gold deposited in one week in Banque de France.

U.S.A. reply to Austria affirms export of munitions of war not against laws of neutrality.

King Albert made Colonel-in-Chief of 5th Dragoon Guards.

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Western Front

British advance on a mile front north-west of Pozieres.

French gain the German third line system of trenches from Somme to Hardecourt.

Hostile seaplane raid on Dover. Seven injured.

Eastern Front

Russians cross the Zlota-Lipa and occupy Mariampol.

German retreat from the Strypa (East Galicia).

Southern Front

Italians capture strong positions on northern edge of the Carso, and take 1,565 prisoners and make progress in Monfalcone sector.

End of Battle of Gorizia.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks evacuate Bir el Abd (northern Sinai), losing altogether 4,000 prisoners.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British occupy Mpapwa (East Africa).

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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2011 7:54    Onderwerp: 12 aug 1917 Reageer met quote

Western Front

Aeroplane raid on Southend and Margate; 32 killed, 46 injured: one raider destroyed.

Eastern Front

mountain front of Moldavia, Russo-Romanians take offensive.

Political, etc.

Ex-Tsar removed to Tobolsk.

bronweergave:
http://www.firstworldwar.com/onthisday/1917_08_12.htm
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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2011 7:56    Onderwerp: 12 aug 1918 Reageer met quote

Western Front

Close of Battle of Amiens.

German General Staff loses heart.

Political, etc.

Speech of Sr. Giolitti on reconstruction after War.

bronweergave:
http://www.firstworldwar.com/onthisday/1918_08_12.htm
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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2014 6:13    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Dragonder @ 12 Aug 2014 4:46 schreef:
vandaag 100 jaar geleden zal één regiment zijn standaard op het terrrein overhandigd krijgen. om 8hr ter hoogte van Loksbergen.

AB ORIGINE FORTIS !

(van in het beginne sterk)

zoals vele oud makkers van het Ter Regiment Limburg 5L zullen roepen .

mvg the Flying Commander, ere CieComd van het 5L
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BerichtGeplaatst: 12 Aug 2014 6:15    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Wat gebeurde er op 12 augustus 1914?

Twee Dikke Berthas beschieten fort Pontisse en maken de Belgen hysterisch van angst. Welke feiten halen nog het nieuws?


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