On This Day - 25 September 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

Lesboeufs and Morval captured, Combles hemmed in by Allies.

French progress at Rancourt, Le Priez Farm and Fregicourt.

Zeppelin raid by seven airships on England; casualties, 43 killed, 31 injured.

Eastern Front

Bulgarian right wing in Dobruja having retreated, enemy is fortifying new positions.

Southern Front

East of Florina (north of Greece) considerable Bulgarian forces attack the French beyond Armenohov.

West of Florina, French and Russian troops engaged, north of Armensko, taking prisoners and machine guns.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Sir A.J. Murray's despatch of 1 June 1916 (10 January to 31 May) published.

Political, etc.

Athens: M. Venizelos with members of his party leaves for Crete, after addressing long message to the Times, explaining his position and hopes.

Tokyo: Mass meeting of the Doshi-kai (constitutional Unionist party) resolves to amalgamate the three parties supporting the Government.


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