On This Day - 25 February 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

Small British advance near La Bassee.

Further French progress near Mesnil.

Heavy bombing of German rear in Champagne.

Eastern Front

Continued heavy fighting near Przasnysz; Russians take 2,600 prisoners.

Russians retake Stanislau.

Germans bombard Osovyets.

Southern Front

Bombardment resumed at Dardanelles; outer forts reduced.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Seven British merchantmen sunk by submarines in first week of "blockade".

Arrivals and sailings, 1,381.


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