Diary for Thursday, February 25, 1915:
Dardanelles: Super-Dreadnought Queen Elizabeth (8 x 15-in guns) in first action joins 7 Anglo-French battleships in silencing outer forts. Battleship Agamemnon (hit 7 times and suffers 12 casualties) fires 123 shells.
Flanders: British make slight advance north of La Bassee.
Champagne: French advance near Les Mesnil and on next day, but Germans reinforced there. Generals Gerard and Dumas each now in command of 2 corps in French Fourth Army sector.
Poland: Below bombards Osovyets fortress until February 27.
Galicia: Only half Russian 167th Reserve Infantry Regiment entrains at Lemberg.
Western Front: French aircraft drop 60 bombs on German rail stations and concentrations in Champagne; 3 bombs on Metz barracks.
Eastern Front: Heavy bomber IM Kievsky bombs two munition trains near Willenberg.
Turkey: Enver Pasha orders no Armenians to be employed in Army, commanders can declare martial law. Yet on next day Enver thanks Armenian soldiers and nation for the support.
Britain: King and Churchill inspect RND (9,000 men) at Blandford prior to sailing for Dardanelles on March 1.