On This Day - 25 September 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)

Western Front

The Aisne: Reims again bombarded.

Battle of Albert begun by the Germans to prevent encirclement.

Noyon and Lassigny taken from the French.

Camp-des-Romains and St. Mihiel on the Meuse taken by the Germans.

Eastern Front

East Prussian Frontier: Russians driven across the Niemen, which they proceed to defend.

Political, etc.

Hindenburg placed in command of combined Austro-German offensive in Poland and Galicia.

Great Britain: Mr. Asquith's Dublin speech: appeal to volunteers.


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