1914, Allies, Australia, Battle of Cocos, Battle of Rufiji Delta, Belgium, blockade, British Empire, Cocos Islands, First Battle of Ypres, Flanders, France, German East Africa, German Empire, Germany, HMAS Sydney, Imperial German Navy, Ottoman Empire, Royal Australian Navy, Rufiji, Russia, sinking, SMS Emden, SMS Konigsberg, Turkey
The German cruiser Emden caught and destroyed by H.M.A.S. Sydney at Cocos Island. Another, the Königsberg, is found hiding in a creek in German East Africa, and the navigable channel is blocked to keep her imprisoned. Fierce fighting continues in Flanders. Russian success against the Turks.