On This Day - 25 December 1914

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

Poland: Germans driven back beyond the Bzura.

Galicia: Austrians defeated at Tarnow; the Austro-German offensive at an end.

Southern Front

Italy: Valona in Albania occupied.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenia: Battle of Sarikamish: Turkish counter invasion against the Caucasus reaches its limit.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German warships off Cuxhaven bombed by British naval airmen supported by H.M.S.s "Arethusa" and "Undaunted".


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