On This Day - 25 July 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

With fresh reinforcements the Germans counter-attack near Longueval and Bazentin; are repulsed.

Pozieres almost entirely in British hands.

British push along Albert-Bapaume road towards Hill 160.

French progress south of Estrees and north of Vermandovillers.

In Alsace a sharp attack north of Altkirch is repulsed.

Eastern Front

Sakharov again attacks Austrians east of Styr and advances against Brody.  Defeats von Linsingen on River Slonuvka.

Southern Front

The re-constituted Serbian Army comes into action on the Salonika front against the Bulgarians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Capture of Erzingan; (it formed the advance base for Turkish operations on Caucasus front).

Political, etc.

The protest of Mr. Gerard (U.S.A. Ambassador) against inhumanity at Ruhleben camp published in Times.


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