On This Day - 25 September 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)

Western Front

Great Allied offensive begins (Battle of Loos and in Champagne).  The British fleet co-operating on Belgian coast.  British attack south of La Bassee Canal, five miles of enemy trenches captured, including Hohenzollern Redoubt stormed with partial success.

French attack north of Arras gains footing.

In Champagne French assault between Suippe and Aisne, driving enemy from front positions.  Other positions won include ground at Souchez.

Eastern Front

Germans attacking Dvinsk from the south are driven back with severe losses.

Varying fortunes on rest of front.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Russian Fleet bombards enemy positions on Gulf of Riga; enemy batteries silenced.

Political, etc.

Turco-Bulgarian Agreement signed.

King Constantine and M. Venizelos reported in perfect agreement.


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