On This Day - 25 January 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

German attacks repulsed by French near Ypres and by British west of La Bassee.

Ground lost by French near Craonne.

Eastern Front

Zeppelin brought down by Libau forts.

Russian advance in Pillkallen district (East Prussia).

Hard fighting in Carpathians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British raid on Alexandretta; telegraph wires cut.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German light cruiser "Gazelle" torpedoed by Russian submarine off Rugen, but towed to harbour.

Political, etc.

German Government issues decree seizing all stocks of grain and flour as from 1 February.


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