On This Day - 25 August 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

British line extended: French positions taken over.

French bomb Dillingen iron works; air raids in Woevre, Argonne and Artois.

Eastern Front

Storming and fall of Brest-Litovsk.

Southern Front

Brescia bombed by Austrians.

Account published of operations in Gallipoli since 6 August.

Fighting at Cattaro between Austrians and Montenegrins.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Coast of Asia Minor and Syria declared in state of blockade.

Horrible Armenian massacres reported.


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