On This Day - 25 May 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

Close of the Battle of Festubert.

Eastern Front

Austro-Germans take bridgehead of Zagrody on the San.

Southern Front

Italians capture Monte Altinino (Trentino).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians occupy Miandob (Persia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Triumph" torpedoed off Gallipoli.

American S.S. "Nebraskan" torpedoed.

Political, etc.

Formation of Coalition Ministry; Nationalists approve refusal of Mr. John Redmond to take office.

Treaty between China and Japan.


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