German War Minister at Hindenburg Headquarter.
Western Russia: Russian penetration north of lake Drisviati (south of Dvinsk) repulsed. Russians also repelled near mouth of Beresina but German column broken up north of lake Miadzol (December 19).
Field Marshal French resigns as C-in-C BEF . Sir D Haig to succeed; warm personal letter received from King George.
Albania: Most Serbs have reached plains around Scutari, Podgovica and Elbasan. French supplies from Brindisi beginning to arrive. Serbs have saved 81 guns, 179 MGs and 55,000 rifles.
Persia: Turk division occupies Kasr-i-Shirin close to border. Russian general Baratov occupies Holy City of Kum (December 20), skirmishes with enemy at Asadabad, southwest of Hamadan (December 25).
Cameroons: Gouverneur Ebermaier and Colonel Zimmermann decide to evacuate Yaunde secretly, retreats south of river Nyong, moving Government to Ebolowa until December 25.
Serbia: King Peter lands at Brindisi, Italy.
337 active German agents in the West.