On This Day - 25 February 1916

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

Battle of Verdun: Germans claim 10,000 prisoners: Germans take heights of Louvemont: French organise line of Champneuville-Ornes and evacuate civil population of Verdun: General Petain arrives.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians occupy Sakhne and Bideswikh Passes, Kashan and Ispir (Persia).

Political, etc.

President Wilson writes to Senator Stone that he will not abrogate rights of American citizens in the matter of travel by sea.


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