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17 September 1914

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  • German New Guinea and surrounding Colonies capitulate to Australian Expeditionary Force
  • Serbian forces in Syrmia withdraw. Semlin is evacuated.
  • Admiral Souchon of the Imperial German Navy assumes control of the Turkish Navy
  • The “Race to the Sea” begins; the German, French and British armies move north from the Aisne and try to outflank each other. The¬†offensive continues¬†until 16 October when the lines reach the Belgian coast.