On This Day - 25 October 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

German counter-attacks at Verdun repulsed.

Allied (British naval and French) air raid on steel works (Hagendingen) north of Metz.

Eastern Front

Enemy storm Vulkan Pass (western Transylvania).

Romanians make stand in northern Passes.

In Dobruja, Romanians blow up bridge and abandon Cerna Voda, falling back towards north Dobruja.

Russian victory at Dorna Vatra (Moldovia).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Sir Reginald Wingate's despatch of 8 August published describing revolt and conquest of Darfur (January 1915 to 22 May 1916).

Naval and Overseas Operations

General Gil with Portuguese, crosses River Rovuma.

Germans cut communications between General Northey and Iringa and break through extended British line in following three weeks.

Political, etc.

Greek Government issue decree disbanding class 1913 and the men called up on 10 September, and agree to transfer of two corps to Peloponnesus.

Reported at Athens that Protecting Powers had sanctioned loan to Salonika Provisional Government.


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