East Africa: Strong memo of Kitchener against offensive overruled. British troops reformed in 2 divisions on December 16.
Paris and Berlin communiques agree that no important events had occurred (according to The Times, December 15).
Salonika: Allies decide on line of defence for Salonika up to 14 miles inland, work begins on December 16.
North Sea: RNAS Nieuport and German seaplane (trying to bomb stranded British steamer) shoot each other down.
Bulgar and Greek Gen Staffs agree on temporary frontier neutral zone.
Britain: Prime Minister Asquith refuses to reduce ministerial salaries.