On This Day - 25 July 1915

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)

Eastern Front

Enemy reaches Posvol and Poneviezh district on the Dvina.

Russian Government evacuates factories at Riga and Warsaw.

Enemy troops cross Narev above Ostrolenka.

Southern Front

Italians progress on Lower Isonzo.

Barracks at Verona bombed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Nasriya shelled, attacked and occupied by British troops under General Gorringe.

Naval and Overseas Operations

U.S.A. steamer "Leelanaw" torpedoed.

French occupy Lomie in Cameroons; rising in Zemen district, Germans retreat.


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