On This Day - 25 April 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

Great British aerial activity.

Zeppelin raid on Kent and Essex; 1 injured.

Southern Front

Fighting in Gevgeli sector (Salonika).

Naval and Overseas Operations

German battle cruiser squadron raid Lowestoft; engaged and dispersed by local naval forces.

Great Yarmouth bonbarded: 4 killed, 19 wounded.

Political, etc.

Official report of secret session on Manpower published.

Martial law in Dublin.


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