- The Kossava continues unabated in Serbia today, and the only craft able to cross the swollen Save and Danube Rivers are boats with motors or steam engines, of which only two are available to transport supply for the entire German III and X Reserve Corps. For the German and Austro-Hungarian forces on the south banks of the rivers, supply problems continue.
South of Belgrade further attacks by the German XXII Reserve Corps and the Austro-Hungarian VIII Corps succeed in pushing the Serbians back from their forward positions, and elements of the German 43rd and 44th Reserve Divisions advance on either side of the railway running towards Ripanj. On the front of the German 11th Army, after reconnaissance patrols yesterday established that the Serbs had evacuated Požarevac, the German 3rd Bavarian Regiment occupies the town today.
Meanwhile the Bulgarian 1st and 2nd Armies begin their advance today. Given that the former is clearly aimed directly at Niš, the Serbs have deployed strong forces, totalling five infantry divisions and one cavalry division, to contain the Bulgarian advance in the mountain passes east of the city. Given the strong resistance, coupled with the continuing bad weather, the Bulgarian 1st Army makes no progress today. However, given the continued pressure the Serbs are under on all fronts, they are incapable of being strong everywhere, and only small forces can be spared to hold back the Bulgarian 2nd Army.
|The deployment of the Bulgarian 1st and 2nd Armies and the Serbian forces assigned to|
contain them, Oct. 14th, 1915.
- French forces begin to arrive at Strumica Station today, where they join seven Serbian battalions. Given their proximity to the Bulgarian frontier here, however, they quickly come under Bulgarian artillery fire.