On This Day - 25 December 1915
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)
The King sends Christmas message to his troops and thanks Indian troops, through the Prince of Wales, on their departure.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres
Principal Arab force attacked and dispersed near Matruh.
Rebel force routed near Teheran.
Prince Firman Firma, pro-Ally, nominated Premier.
Herr Ballin's definition of "Freedom of the Seas" published in "Vossische Zeitung".