On This Day - 25 January 1918

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

East of Loos, Germans make raid after heavy bombardment.

Great Allied air activity: Courtrai, Tournai, Ghent and Douai districts heavily bombed by British and Thionville, Freiburg and Ludwigshafen by French.

Eastern Front

Fight between Romanians and Bolsheviks at Galatz.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Palestine: British bomb troops south of Shechem.

General Allenby's despatch issued.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Unsuccessful bombing of "Goeben" continues.

War Office report progress in East Africa.

Political, etc.

Great Britain: 36th Meeting of Irish Convention considers letter from Prime Minister.


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