On This Day - 25 October 1914

Spotlights over Paris 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

Vain German efforts to break through the Allied lines at Dixmude, Ypres, La Bassee and Arras.

Vermelles re-occupied by the Germans.

Eastern Front

Germans in full retreat in Poland.

Naval and Overseas Operations

South Africa: Rebels routed at Calvinia.

Destruction of German submarine by H.M.S. "Badger" announced.

Political, etc.

Great Britain: Death of Sir Charles Douglas, Chief of General Staff.

Germany: General von Moltke, Chief of the German General Staff, "unwell", his duties undertaken by General von Falkenhayn.


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