Diary for Tuesday, January 25, 1916:
Armenia: Russian battalion seizes key Kargapazar (‘Crow Bazaar’) Ridge (c.9750 ft); 15 miles northeast of Erzerum. Whole 4th Caucasus Rifle Division concentrates there by January 31.
Mesopotamia: Aylmer encamps at El Owasa; Townshend radios that he has 84 days food due to Arab barley store discovery.
Austria: Direct Vienna–Warsaw train service begins.
USA: Government protest against Allied neutral trade restraint.
Britain: Mile End (East London) by-election, Tory wins by 1,991 votes. Press Bureau publishes blockade figures. Churchill writes to Lloyd George suggesting meeting, but no reply.