Diary for Thursday, November 25, 1915:
Grenade fighting during night on some sectors in Artois and Lorraine.
Serbia: Putnik issues last order on home soil ‘Convince your troops that this retreat is a national necessity … our salvation will come when our allies carry all before them in the final victory’.
Aegean: 6 Allied battleships, 2 cruisers, c.30 light craft anchor at Melos Island as act of gunboat diplomacy against Greece (the 3 British battleships sail for Dardanelles on December 12).
Switzerland: Tentative German-Belgian talks in Zürich.
France: First Victory Loan, yields Fr 13.3bn (£580m) since November 16.
Britain: Rent Restrictian Act pegs rents at prewar levels for duration of war plus 6 months. Munitions Ministry takes control of all military research.